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Catering for a crowd

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Every spring, some friends and I cater a party for a charitable organization of about 75 people. In the past, we've done a paella, cochinita pibil and a Texas barbecue. We have access to a huge offset firebox smoker which can double as an oven, a 5 foot paella pan and assorted propane burners and cookware. Any suggestions for this year's event? It has to be something that can be done outside and in one day's time.
Thanks!

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  1. Not sure what area you live in...But what about a crab boil or huge seafood fest...Just a thought...OBX

    1. A few big curries served with rice. The curries are forgiving in terms of timing; each curry can be made in batches of differing heat. You can include vegetarian.

      1. How about a cook off.....Chilis, Chowders, with a bake off for dessert.