(Closed) Steak temp question

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t eat it but I would also understand that you have to choose a temp and you can’t please everyone.

Post # 4
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

In my experience (with picky family members) people who typically eat well-done meat WILL NOT eat anything with pink in it. 

I, on the other hand, prefer my beef bleeding raw (“just let it look at the oven in terror and bring it out to me”) but have never been known to refuse a piece of meat, even if it was overcooked. 


Post # 5
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Have them cook it med rare those that want it done more can have it cooked more. Also th way places do it is generally they par cook the steaks to rare earlier that day and then just before the steaks are served they are put in he oven to finish cooking. 

Also if you order medium, you might get steaks that are closer to medwell, or well depending on how long they rest. If you get medrare, you’ll have steaks that are closer to rare, that can be cooked more If they want. 

Sorry if this is rambly, I just did this for an event at work today, and that’s the best way to explain it

Eta: I am also a flip it twice and let it moo girl, but that being said, those that won’t eat because it’s not rare need to realize that its a free steak and gtf over it.

Post # 6
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ehhh… Not really big on the bleeding cow. I like my meat medium but I know way more people who eat well done food that flat out won’t eat undercooked food than people who like medium rare/rare steak that won’t eat a more done steak. I really think medium would be a safer choice. 

Post # 7
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I always order mine medium rare but I wouldn’t expect to get my preference at a wedding.  I think your best bet would be to go medium. That way those who prefer medium rare would still eat it and those who like their meat a bit more done won’t be too far off. If you have dozens of people sending back their steaks to have them cooked more, that would be a pain for the kitchen.

We didn’t have to specify temperature with our steaks but somehow everyone got exactly what they liked. I think the waitstaff went around and asked as soon as the reception started but I’m not really sure since I opted for our chicken entree. 

Post # 10
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Is steak the only meat choice offered? I ask because we are offering chicken, fish, OR steak and the venue told us what temp the steak will be at (we didnt get a choice) on the RSVP’s with the meal choices it will say the steak temp- so if people dont like that temp they can choose chicken or fish. Just a thought, not sure if it works in your situation.

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