HELP- What is the lobster yield for Martini Mac & Cheese Bar

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by saffron, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. saffron

    saffron

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    12
    Exp:
    Professional Caterer
    Hi

    I am bidding on a proposal for a 2 hour cocktail party with main feature of a Martini Mac & Cheese Bar where client wants lobster along with other accompaniments and toppings.

    What is the yield for a 1 1/4 lobster and is one lobster doable for 4 people?

    Guest count = 55, 2 staff for 3 hours (cutting it close), rentals, tax, grats.

    Customer wants to keep budget at $1200-1300 all inclusive. As I'm running the numbers, I seem to come out at $2210.

    All assistance and comments welcome.
     
  2. panini

    panini

    Messages:
    5,168
    Likes Received:
    283
    Exp:
    Owner/Operator
    Saffron,

    I was just thinking back 35 yrs to the family busuness. We were in your area. Back then we brought in meat for this type of function.

    Don't know if it's changed but we use to calculate .25% yield on those little ones. 4-5 oz. ++labor etc. If it's going with M&C I would consider Canadian.
     
  3. thetincook

    thetincook

    Messages:
    1,103
    Likes Received:
    29
    Exp:
    Line Cook
    I'd consider using a frozen vacpac product. Claw, knuckle, and leg, or broken.

    Can't expect much for 22 bucks pp.
     
  4. shroomgirl

    shroomgirl

    Messages:
    7,375
    Likes Received:
    67
    Exp:
    Professional Caterer
    I'm with Tin....we can get 2# bags of claw/knuckle meat for $40 all meat ready to go, and it goes pretty far.....make sure it's not out for people to serve themselves, it should be added in to a batch or scooped by servers.....think of mixing with small shrimp to stretch (seafood mac/cheese).You'd need to control the seafood, NOT the customer.

    JMTC
     
  5. saffron

    saffron

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    12
    Exp:
    Professional Caterer
    Excellent selection of options for this proposal. Many thanks.