How to Cook for a Crowd

January 31, 2014 | By | Comments (4)

super bowl party

If you’re packing your living room with eager football fans this weekend, Chef Gerard Cribbin, Executive Chef at Coal Fired Bistro in Greenville, SC, shares his best tips to ensure you don’t fumble.

1. Stick with tried and true recipes. Skip the stress that comes with a last-minute recipe flop (and a call to the nearest take-out joint) and cook dishes you’ve made and loved at least once before.

2. Shop early. Don’t wait until Sunday to buy your ingredients. You shouldn’t be navigating the grocery store when you should be cooking.

3.  Make a schedule. Figuring out which dishes need to be cooked (at what temperature and for how long) ahead of time will prevent a traffic jam at the oven.

4. Enjoy yourself! If you’ve planned properly, everything will come together. When you’re stressed and rushed, you’re much more likely to make mistakes.

Still searching for the perfect snacks? Try these Super Bowl menu ideas.


  1. deliciousdaydreams

    It’s always a challenge to be efficient when cooking for a bunch of people! Any tips are good tips for this. Thank you!

    January 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm
  2. decosalledebain

    thanks best Cook for a Crowd

    January 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm
  3. Kay Kelly

    Plan your serving platters too! I always remember the plates people need for themselves, but have a last minute panic over which large dishes to use for what…

    February 2, 2014 at 10:06 am
  4. jack

    Thank you very much for your great work and high quality best article, my greetings to you. salle de bain

    March 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm

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