Good day everyone, I am a new member and I have become a member because I am about to submit the largest catering bid I have ever done. It is a formal bid for a 450 person catering For a city chamber gala. They requested passed apps, plated meal to include surf and turf, dessert, linens, and non alcoholic beverages. Cutoff to send it is this Friday at 5pm and once I send it i can not change anything. So questions that I have are, anyone with experience please advise.... The email stated a detailed bid. My bid is 10 pages including cover page, menu, letter explaining ourselves a bit, and a detailed breakdown of all the costs. Is that to much? This is a high Price event with my numbers. For the final price we have come up with $57.73 a person, and a grand total with 450 guests of $25,978.50. our profit will be between $9,000 and $11,000. I know that is a large profit number especially for a single night event. But we run the restaurant at 25% cost. This is over 50%.. Is that to high?? I want to make it worth it... but I want the event more. I am the event manager, so the big boss would need to okay a change but I am just looking to get input from people in the industry that have more experience than I do. Thanks in advance for taking a look and giving some input. I will try to be involved with other posts if I feel i can help.