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  1. harveyhudson

    harveyhudson

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    i'm catering for 100 to 125 people. i'll be serving seasonal fruit platter, garden vegetable platter, cheese display with crackers and grape garland. swedish meatballs, stuffed mushroom caps half sausage/ spianch/ an fried ravioli with roasted red pepper coulis. and i'm not sure what to price this catering. what should i charge. can any chef help?
     
  2. jimyra

    jimyra

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    Welcome to Cheftalk,  You can get a lot of chef help here but you may not like it, To quote another chef

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    PRICE = COSTS + PROFIT DESIRED

    COSTS = Labor (including your own, if applicable) + Food + Utilities + Rent + Licenses + Tax reserve + Insurance + any other costs of doing business, including interest, depreciation, and all the hidden costs.

    Now read how to price a catering job ? 

    When you have done that come back with more information.

    Pricing for 125 or 100?  That is a twenty five percent error built in without picking up a pencil. 
     
  3. french fries

    french fries

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  4. cheflayne

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    Depends on whether you are figuring it out from point of 100 or from point of 125. If guest gives you a count of 100 and at last minute changes number to 125, that is 25% increase.
     
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  5. cheflayne

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    Lots of info and opinions on this thread, just enter cater price into the search function and it will turn up others as well.
     
  6. french fries

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    You're 102.84% correct. Just another case of me posting too fast. Sorry 'bout that. 
     
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  7. jimyra

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    Always check my math.  If you plan for 125 and serve 100 that is a 20% decrease.  Ether way is not good.