how to price a catering job ?

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In need of a little help with catering price. I'm catering a wedding 125-150 people.for me that will be a 5hr drive, the menu includes lemon pepper chicken ,green beans, twice cooked potatoes, rolls,sweet tea, lemonade,and a dessert. Buffet style
 
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Thanks, they end up opting out on this.

I've never done finger foods so I just want to make sure it's right.

50 people, how many each? 7yrs old bday
Most likely individually

Deli sandwiches
Sliders with fries
Cheese
Veggies
Fruits
Corn dogs (maybe)
 
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I've never done finger foods so I just want to make sure it's right.

50 people, how many each? 7yrs old bday
Most likely individually

Deli sandwiches
Sliders with fries
Cheese
Veggies
Fruits
Corn dogs (maybe)
Not meaning to be unkind but you really need to get a handle on your job quotes.

There are programs on the market that will not only help you price these jobs but keep up with inventory and such.

Have never used one myself but I have seen a few recommended by other CT members.

Maybe search the site and one will pop up?

mimi
 
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well. it depends how much your ingredients will cost.You have to make a list of the ingredients you will use to do the finger foods, the quantity yu will use frm what u buy ect...so you can get the right price. Calculate the price of your dish first then youll know how much it will cost per person. Charge the number of people, the service, hours it will take you to prepare and deliver the food, the material,  ect...
 
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What I do is take my food cost and times it by 3.33%. Its a good way to include your food cost and service and then you get your profit. It is a way that you will always have a great price for people and you will still make a profit.
What do you mean about the food cost? And why is the 3.33%?
 

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