First let me preface this with: You guys are awesome. The wealth of knowledge on these forums is great due to the huge differences in opinion. CT has been crucial in the R&D and other beginning phases of my ventures in the culinary field. </asskiss> I spent a lot of time reading through all of the pricing posts and I want to see what other, more experienced professionals would have charged for the same service. I will try to be as detailed as possible, but if I forget some crucial information... please let me know! Also, due to the clients in these cases being friends and friends OF friends and my relative inexperience, I purposefully undersold myself a bit. So it would also be cool if you included a "bare minimum" for the best of friend clients. Event 1: Cook Along Specifics: Wedding Shower with 24 women. Created a 4 course menu where groups of 6 women were in the kitchen with me making each course for the entire party. Costs already covered: Food (Client wanted to shop along with me picked up all the food, bill came to around $400 iirc), Alcohol, Dishwasher/Prep cook, Dessert, Hotel Costs to us: Travel (2hrs to and from), 6 Hours Prep, 4 Hour event. Menu: New World Guacamole - Basic guacamole with several add-ins grouped off for the guests to play around with such as lump crab, guanciale, mint, goat cheese, wasabi, etc. Arugula Endive Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette & Fried Chevre Croutons. Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Guanciale, Sage, Brown Irish Butter, Pecorino. Open Face Filet Sandwich. Roasted Beef Filet Crusted in Whole Grain Mustard & Horseradish on Capered Creme Fraische Baguette, topped with Fresh Watercress & EVOO. Event 2: Private Cooking Lesson Specifics: Private Cooking Lesson for an admitted beginner in the kitchen, and a work associate. 4 hour class as well as a dinner left for the family not present. Costs already covered: None. Costs to us: Travel (2hrs to and from), Food: $110, Prep: 4 Hours, Event: 4 Hours. Menu: Details I believe are unnecessary, but 6 tasting dishes prepared for the three of us (more of a tiny sampling for me), and a dinner for 6 left. Event 3: Baby Shower Specifics: Baby Shower for 45 people held at a well known local restaurant. 90% of the food will be prepared off site as there only 2 hours to prep/cook on site. Served mostly in chafing dishes, buffet style. Costs already covered: Kitchen/equipment rental, 1 FOH server, 1 BOH assistant, Dessert Costs to us: Food: $220, Alcohol: $140 Prep: 6 Hours, Off site: ~ 8 Hours, On site - 3 hrs. Travel is very minimal. Menu: Starters: Sangria, Fresh Watermelon Margaritas. Chips w/ Guacamole, Fresh Salsa Tacos: Smoked Pork with Ancho/Orange Mojo Pepian de Pollo (Basically Guatemala's version of Mole) Stewed & Curried Chickpeas with Lacinato Kale. All served with Pickled Red Onion & Herb Relish, House Made Crema, and House Made Queso Fresco. Side: Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad with Cilantro/Lime Vin, Chile Melange, and Queso Fresco. Event 4: Wedding Specifics: A friend's brother's wedding with a very small budget (for weddings at least). 60 people with a theme of "heavy appetizer portions". Decided to go with a taste from different types of cuisine. Costs already covered: Kitchen/equipment rental, Alcohol, FOH, Cake. Costs to us: Food: ~$400, 2 BOH, Total hours: ~10. Travel is very minimal. Menu: Fresh Potato Chips w/ Bleu Cheese Fondue Caesar Salad with Lardon, Fresh Crouton, Pecorino Asparagus in Puff Pastry with Herbed Double Cream Feta and Proscuitto Orecchiette w/ Sausage, Mushroom ragu Chicken Mole Enchilada Homemade Gyoza with Mushroom Ponzu That's a lot of info, sorry if it's overkill, but details details details! If I left anything out somehow, chime in please. Oh, and thanks again!