Dan HenryDan Henry is a former Food Production Manager who spent 20 years in Hotel prep and banquet kitchens. He has worked with some of the country's top chefs. Dan has also been the Head Chef for his tailgating buddies for all of those years. He has perfected the art of cooking outside for large crowds. He has several published tailgating recipes and has recently started his own website, the tailgatingpros.com.
Hi! I am Dank at The Tailgating Pros. Today, were learning how to throw a tailgate party. Right now, were going to talk about how to pick your supplies. The thing I found most useful is the tailgaters checklist. You can find this on my website or any tailgating website. Its a great tool and it has everything you want. If you are living in the Northeast, the South or even the West Coast, what you will need for a tailgate party is on this checklist.
From the big items like the gas grill, which is attaches to the back of the car and a charcoal grill for you all the times. Youre also going to need trash bags. Now, you dont want to leave a mess in the parking lot, so bring some trash bags. And if you are the head cook, youre going to disinfectant wipes because each time you touch raw meat or poultry, you got to make sure your hands are clean.
Paper towels, you cant go anywhere without paper towels. Knives, forks, spoons, plates. Somebody wants some margarine, look at this. You can mix it up with this blend. What if there is a chance of rain. If there is just 30 % chance of rain, make sure you bring rain gear. The list has everything. It also has the things that you wouldnt even think of, like a corkscrew. How about if somebody brings a bottle of wine and nobody has a corkscrew to open it? A flash light. What if you come out of the game and your car wouldnt start. You would be sitting in the dark, make sure you have flash light. All these things are on the tailgaters checklist. I highly recommend you go and download it, make a bunch of copies, that way you wont forget anything and your tailgating experience will be much better. So, thats how we pick our supplies.