🌭 Hosting an outdoor event or bbq
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Rasheed Philips

Rasheed Philips

🌭 Hosting an outdoor event or bbq

Everything you need to remember to host a delicious bbq or outdoor event. Authored by Rasheed Philips, a breakout star on Netflix’s American Barbeque Showdown, and owner of The Philips Barbeque Co. Follow Rasheed for more bbq tips: https://www.instagram.com/rasheedphilips/

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  • 🌭 Make your guest list & send invites

    Take a minute to think about who you'd like to invite. Paperless Post Flyer makes it easy to share a great looking invitation via text: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_invites

    • 30m
    • 3 weeks before
  • 🌭 Make sure your grill or smoker is ready

    Make sure your grill or smoker survived the offseason and is ready to go. Give it a good cleaning as well. If you're in the market for a new smoker, check out this video explaining what to look for: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_smokerbuyingtips

    • 30m
    • 2 weeks before
  • 🌭 Take inventory & order table decor

    Make sure you have what you need for tabletop decor, linens, serving ware, and candles. This red and white classic gingham style bundle on Amazon will serve 25! https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_ginghamtabledecor

    • 30m
    • 2 weeks before
  • 🌭 Decide what you're cooking

    Decide on the main course, whether that's a classic bbq recipe like ribs, burgers or something more niche like shellfish. Take into account whether you'll be cooking with gas vs. wood. Check out my website for my favorite recipes: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_rasheedsbbqrecipes

    • 30m
    • 2 weeks before
  • 🌭 Order the meat

    If you're cooking items not readily found at your local grocery store, make sure you order ahead or through a butcher. Here's a directory from Food & Wine mag of the best butchers in America: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_bestbutchersinUSA

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • 🌭 Assemble your bbq supplies

    Buy charcoal, wood, or gas depending on how you're cooking. Make sure you know where your grill tongs, spatula and apron are. Check that your meat thermometer is working. If you need any new accessories, check out Meater on Amazon: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_meaterthermometer

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • 🌭 Assign guests dishes to bring

    If you'd like your guests to contribute, beverages, desserts, and ice are great items to outsource.

    • 30m
    • 1 week before
  • 🌭 Shop for other ingredients & pick up meat

    Don't forget bbq sauce, rubs or other spices. Here are 50 great ideas for bbq sides from Southern Living: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_bestsidedishes

    • 60m
    • 0 weeks before
  • 🌭 Time out your cooking schedule

    Since good BBQ can't be rushed, time out when you'll need to start the main event and make the sides in between. Here's a helpful guide to bbq timing based on what you're cooking, how you're cooking it, and it's weight: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_cookingtimeguide

    • 30m
    • 0 weeks before
  • 🌭 Make a playlist

    Here's a great bbq playlist from Spotify: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_bbqplaylist

    • 30m
    • 0 weeks before
  • 🌭 Get the fire going

    Depending on what you're cooking, you might need to get the fire started hours before the guests arrive. Here's a helpful tutorial if you're having issues with airflow: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingabbq_firetroubleshooting

    • 30m
    • On event date
  • 🌭 Set up the tables & start chilling the beverages

    Organize your seating areas so that there is enough seating for at least 50% of your guests. Set up umbrellas if you have them and put out garbage cans to make cleaning up easier. Put beverages in ice buckets or coolers an hour before guests arrive so they'll be greeted with a cool beverage.

    • 60m
    • On event date
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