- Joined May 4, 2015
Hi I own and operate a small greek gyros ice cream shop. One of my customers has asked me to cater a dinner party for 30 at her home. She will be picking up the food and serving it. I have worked out the cost of my food which is $295.00. I am going to add on about 4 hours labor but am clueless to what percentage I should put on the total. I know if I was to sell the food at my shop I would be looking at 300% markup, but obviously that is not how it works in the catering business is it? She doesn't mind if I charge per head or food + labor plus a percentage she suggested 25%, but I don't think that a profit of $88 is anywhere near enough. What are your suggestions? The menu is cocktail size spanakopita, falafel balls, feta and olive plate, pita triangles and hummus and tzatzkik, small chicken gyros, souvlaki, moussaka, greek salad and baklava.