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Where to get BBQ chooks for Melbourne Cup Day?

By BOZO 25 October 2011 15

Hey Rioters,

Our work needs to get 12 -15 BBQ chooks for Melbourne Cup next week.

We had a bad experience last year where we ordered them from Woolies dickson only to turn up to find they had been sold to someone else.

Left a bad and chicken-less taste in our mouths.

So, where can I order (and pay for) yummy chooks that will be ready for us on the day?


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Where to get BBQ chooks for Melbourne Cup Day?
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Eppo 9:24 am 28 Oct 11

You could always send 15 people home with instructions to bring back 1 chicken the next day.

No need for a military grade chicken procurement operation then!

dusty 8:13 am 28 Oct 11

I always get BBQ chickens at Kingsleys Woden.
You can order over the phone, they will cut them also which I would suggest for that amount of chooks. I would recommend getting each chook cut into 8 pieces. They do this for free, as well as pack all into a lined box for transport.
Only way to go,
by the way their BBQ chickens are delicious!!
And leftovers will happily keep in the fridge a few days. I have also shredded and frozen Kingsleys leftovers for stir frys later.
Dont go KFC coated stuff it doesnt keep, most people prefer the plain BBQ style.

jdacyummm 8:09 pm 26 Oct 11

Red Rooster

Henry82 3:53 am 26 Oct 11

Rachie303 said :

Chicken Gourmet

wait, people eat at chicken gourmet sober?

Coles will do it for you, and will even write your name on the bag.

Tiffany_from_Watson 4:27 pm 25 Oct 11

I am pretty sure Costco offers BBQ chicken platters – made to order.

Muttsybignuts 4:21 pm 25 Oct 11

We have used Kingleys a few times. Ring and pre order then pay and pick up on the day.
My advice is to ring and double check the day before to ensure everything goes to plan.

curlylocks 4:09 pm 25 Oct 11

Busiest Day of the year for KFC. And I am assuming any chicken shop.

shirty_bear 3:55 pm 25 Oct 11

My first thought was Kingsleys. Haven’t tried them on Cup day … being a chicken shop (and this not being the first year there’s been a Melbourne Cup run), one would hope they wouldn’t run out of chickens. (Having said that, I once walked out of KFC Hawker chickenless due to them having run out :-\

ex-vectis 3:50 pm 25 Oct 11

Waiting For Godot said :


Hahahah! Superb….:-)

Waiting For Godot 3:28 pm 25 Oct 11


buzz819 3:02 pm 25 Oct 11

Order from Supabarn in the City, they normally do a whole heap and definitely do orders…

Great tasting as well, or if you want to spend a bit more try and Oporto store…

red_dog 2:55 pm 25 Oct 11

Kingston IGA does a great BBQ chook and will cater for pre-orders too 🙂

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