Catering job pricing

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by thepartstop, May 12, 2015.

  1. thepartstop

    thepartstop

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    This job is for 150 people. Could you please help me with charging for this job?

    The menu is:

    Hawaiian meatballs

    coconut shrimp

    chicken wings

    salmon balls

    seafood-pasta salad

    2 fruit trays

    2 veggie dips

    2 spinach dips

    cheeses/crackers

    mango sangria

    fruity sangria

    champagne punch

    virgin pina colada

    lemonade

    water

    7inch plates

    toothpicks

    forks

    napkins

    tablecloths

    chafers

    heat

    balloons

    Did I miss something?

    Thank You so much
     
  2. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    So before you ask the community to help you price it why don't you post your pricing on the job. Show us what you think you should charge and how you are going to make your money. Then the more experienced caterers can talk about where you may be losing money or where you could improve.
     
  3. chefhowzer

    chefhowzer

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    Also, try to get a budget from the client or some kind of price range. This will help you with offering 2 menus at different price ranges, with the higher priced one more attractive to them.
     
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  4. chefhowzer

    chefhowzer

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    I just noticed that you're a party planner.....so I'm assuming that you won't be prepping the food, beverages etc.

    Are you just making sure that your caterer's prices are in line?

    Have you shopped around with quotes from other caterers?