I just went over last years figures with a chef adn he spends ave.$20,000 for charitable cooking during the year. I've done the James Beard picnic...600 servings where you get a budgeted amount that would increase by 2x if you purchase your supplies from one local distributor. Your responsible for decorations, table set up and staffing....40 cooks/chefs doing 1 dish each. Cost pre person is $40 and it fills up quickly. The money goes to James Beard House in NYC and is up for local cooking scholarships. SOOOO what do you do in your area?