Advice for pricing late snack, light breakfast, full lunch for 20 people? Help!! ha....

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by matthewj1313, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. matthewj1313

    matthewj1313

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    I have an opportunity to cater a job for approx 20 people - Evening snack, pastry/parfait breakfast type thing, and a soup/salad lunch, hoping for some insight into how to charge for this kind of thing. Any help would be awesome!!! Thanks
     
  2. meezenplaz

    meezenplaz

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    Work out what the food will cost you, then add in all the other expenses you may have, 

    including your own labor/how-much-you-want-for-your-time, total it and divide by 20 

    to get price per person. That is the Caterer's Canon.

    Oh yeah and welcome to CT. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
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  3. mikeswoods

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    You left out a lot of details----linen and china? Serving help? Lobster or soy bean curd?

    Your question is like asking what a hotel room will cost ----I've paid as little as $35.00 and as much as $350.00---a few details please.