Baking for Caterers!

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by noblesweets, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. noblesweets

    noblesweets

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    I have a question for all of you caterers out there. I am new to Cheftalk and fairly new to the baking world. I have a small home based baking business that is growing. I recently met a caterer at a fund raising event. Could any of you shed some light about product pricing when selling to caterers? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!   
     
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  2. daviimandel

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    Hello,

    I am a caterer and frequently buy baked goods from "in-home" bakers. They generally give me 10-15% off their retail price.

    Hope that helps.

    Davii
     
  3. chef white

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    Not sure where your located but here in California it is illegal to sell food that was not cooked/baked in a health board inspected commercial kitchen.
     
  4. ed buchanan

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    In Florida  illegal and if something happens your insurance will not cover it.  In NY it was also illegal  and well it should be.
     
  5. petemccracken

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    Until January 1, 2013, that was the law in California. That has changed  with AB 1616, signed by Gov. Brown: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/cal...-sale-of-home-cooked-foods-in-california.html

    After complying with some rather straight forward requirements, it is now legal to prepare and sell non-PHF products from a residential kitchen though there is a limit on the maximum gross income, $35k in 2013, $50k thereafter.
     
  6. chef white

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    Thanks for the post Pete
     
  7. daviimandel

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    Yes Pete, that is the case here in NY too.
     
  8. jiyacamerl

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    My friend owns a catering service and the share there sometimes is 10% but it all depends and is a matter of personal preferences. Info by Pete was helpful. personal injury law firm
     
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