How should I price it

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by dawn mayo, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. dawn mayo

    dawn mayo

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    I have been asked to cater for Thanksgiving and they are asking me to cook for 20 people. The menu consist of two large pans of party wings,  1 large pan of jerk chicken,  large Pasta salad with fresh crab meat and shrimp. I much should I charge them 
     
  2. jimyra

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    Welcome to chef talk.  Have you catered before? Is it drop off? Are these large pans hotel pans? What age group? You have to provide us with much more information for us to be of help.  Below is a formula that another chef here posted before.  Fill in the blanks and you have your answer.  If you need help with that let us know.

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    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.

    PROFIT DESIRED is up to you, what return on your investment do you want?
     
  3. madamesow

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    Hello chefs , I am new to this forum and have some basic questions about registering to chef association , do you have any suggestion ?.

    Also which software should I use for food cost , menu sample and more
     
  4. flipflopgirl

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    Welcome to Chef Talk, madame.

    You will get much more much quicker if you troll the archives (almost 2 decades worth).

    The simple and advanced search features are located just above the OP and should bring you just what you need without much time or trouble.

    mimi

    edit to add...troll as in "trolling" for a catch not the other...but you know what I meant, right?
     
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  5. meezenplaz

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    Trolling....haha spoken like a true fisherwoman, Mimi! :D
    Agreed, an ocean of usefull info in these archives.
    Snag it, set it, bring it up and digest its educational goodness.
     
  6. flipflopgirl

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    I use it (troll) a lot without thinking and had my hand slapped a few weeks back....

    Not on CT ...it were but a lowly baking site.

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    mimi
     
  7. jimyra

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    I still think a troll is something you watch for under the bridge.
     
  8. flipflopgirl

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    I KNEW IT!

    You have been talking about me behind my back....

    Just because of that big hairy wart on my face and my toy box hair....

    Shame on you!

    mimi
     
  9. flipflopgirl

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    So @madamesow  what did you think of the archives?

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    mimi