How much to charge for planning a pastry menu?

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by thechefshusband, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. thechefshusband

    thechefshusband

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    Hey all! Odd first post, but my wife is a pastry chef (a WOOOONDERFUL one!) and recently got a gig designing the pastry section of a restaurant's menu. She is working for a friend who is designing the bulk of the menu and asked her to do the pastries, but this is a first for her and she isn't quite sure how much a job like this typically gets paid.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. thetincook

    thetincook

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    Consultants usually bill by the hour. I could see doing a flat fee for the conceptional part, and then hourly for the testing etc.

    Bit late to be considering pay, no?

    Also a good idea to sell the client on training their employees on the pastry menu and to do quarterly and holiday updates to the menu. Extra $$ for your wife.