Grilling in your backyard for family and a few friends is not a big deal. But if you’re hosting a party and is expecting a large crowd – that’s a different story. Grilling a big amount of food is no easy feat and can easily be overwhelming. But don’t worry; there are some things you can do to make everything easier and more organized!
Check out these useful tips on how to grill for a large crowd:
Focus on your task
When planning for the party, it’s important to delegate tasks. You may be assigned to man the grill, but you don’t have to do everything else. Ask a family member or a friend to take care of drinks or desserts, another one to take care of guests, another to do the decorations and so on.
To be able to do your task properly, you have to give focus on your grilling, and not give guests directions to the bathroom every 5 minutes.
Stick to the classics
If you’re cooking for a crowd, now is not the time to experiment or to make one of those complicated dishes that you’ve always wanted to try. It’s best to stick to the classic dishes with a broad appeal. Think burgers, chicken breast or pork chops.
These meats are easy to prep and grill. And since you’ve cooked them many times before, you won’t have a hard time grilling a large amount. Also, these types of meat are easy to pair with any vegetables or side dishes!
Do condiment customization
Since you’re cooking simple food, you can amp up your menu with condiment customization. Prepare different sauces, toppings and vegetables where guests can choose from to make their own burger. This way, you satisfy different palates!
Take advantage of a Bluetooth thermometer
With all the food on your grill, it will be hard to track of their temperatures all together, especially if you both have meat and produce cooking. Invest in a Bluetooth thermometer which will alert you on a phone app when something on your grill is cooked to a certain doneness.
When serving your food, line the platters with heavy duty aluminum foil! This will help keep the food warm on the table and also save you a whole lot of mess when cleaning up after the party!