Turkey Day’s coming so we thought, hey, what if you wanted to mix it up this year and really freak out your mother-in-law? How about ribs for Thanksgiving? Well, we know an expert when we see one so this week we checked in with Newport Rib Co. proprietor John Ursini to get some tips for holiday party catering.
We suppose this is your busiest time of the year. How much lead time do customers need to give you to cater a party?
Not very long! It often depends on how much service and how many people are involved. To arrange a pick up of a party pack for 10 to 50 guests we would like to have one day, but we have been able to accommodate groups of this size within an hour “if we have to.” But don’t tell my chef I said that. For groups of 60 up to 1,500 it’s much nicer to have at least a week’s notice, especially if we’re arranging for rentals, bartenders, linens, on-site cooking and/or entertainment.