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someone to grill at my party?

MCMcLean Sep 13, 2012 09:23 AM

I would like to have someone come to our house to grill for a small party. I would supply beef tenderloin, apple/chicken sausages and perhaps something else, but I'd love someone else to DO the grilling. Any ideas??

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  1. agarnett100 Sep 13, 2012 09:35 AM

    Why not pre-cook everything and grill it off to save sometime. Most catering companies are going to charge at least $25 per hr with a 4 hr min.

    1. EWSflash Sep 13, 2012 10:04 AM

      That might be tough. You want to get somebody you know will do a good job, but not well enough to actually invite to the party, because they'll be working and you shouldn't invite friends to a party and then put them to work unless they really want to. Ask friends if they know anybody who's a good griller.

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      1. re: EWSflash
        RealMenJulienne Sep 13, 2012 12:22 PM

        Consider this though, not everybody reacts the same to social situations. I personally like to have a clearly defined functional role at gatherings, so if a friend invited me to a cookout and asked me to grill, I'd be more than happy to.

        1. re: RealMenJulienne
          flavrmeistr Sep 13, 2012 12:37 PM

          I always wind up doing it anyway.

      2. hill food Sep 13, 2012 02:17 PM

        I would! but I'm out of town right now.

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          Soup Sep 18, 2012 07:29 AM

          Been searching for the same type of person. Haven't been successful. Let me me know how hour search goes.


          1. sarinaL Sep 25, 2012 06:14 AM

            Famous Dave's does on-site grilling and they are really reasonable. For $11pp you can get 3 meats (their brisket is excellent), two sides, and cornbread. The on-site griller is $75 extra. If you cooked your sausage beforehand, just have it added to the buffet area.

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              MCMcLean Sep 25, 2012 07:03 AM

              Thanks, I hosted the suprise party for my husband and ended up roasting a beef tenderloin. Delish. Thanks to all who offered suggestions.

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