Low cost buffet items

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by greatcanadian, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. greatcanadian

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    Hello fellow chefs.
    I just picked up a gig feeding a frat house with a low budget. I am looking to feed 15 boys for under $25. And ideas?
     
  2. meezenplaz

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    For a buck and a half per fratty, including cost, expenses, your time/profit, and waiving any minimum?

    Hmm.... a platter of hi-protein granola bars maybe?  'Be good fer em. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif
     
  3. greatcanadian

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    The 25$ is only for food costs. The rest of the expenses are accounted for.
     
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    BBQ Pork sands & fries

    Spaghetti & Meat sauce, salad and garlic bread

    Lasagna with garlic toast...( I have made it for $1.25 a slice cut 24 in a 2" full pan )

    Sweet & Sour meatballs over rice

    Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy hot veg

    Tacos RF beans, Spanish rice

    Chix enchilladas

    Beef stew in a bread bowl

    Pepper steak over egg noodles

    Teriyaki chix with fried rice

    Mac and cheese hot dogs
     
  5. wlong

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    Baked Ziti

    Pasta Fagaioli Soup and salad

    3 way Chili

    Chicken Tetrazzini

    Baked pork loin

    Red beans and Rice

    Ground beef Stroganoff over noodles

    Chicken and Biscuits (Chicken pot pie filling over top of biscuits)
     
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  6. odo1

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    Just 1 meal? lunch dinner bfast?
     
  7. wlong

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    P.S.  I'm not in your line of business, but I do know the cost of food here in Oklahoma, as I purchase and cook for a non-profit kitchen.  With just the cost of food, no paper or drinks, food only cost us $2.31 average meal and that is shopping bargains at local stores and Sam's.  That is the protein, veggie, salad and dessert.  Those are not really kids, they will be 18 and up probably and a hot dog and coke probably wouldn't work.  I think when you made the contract you should have asked what they wanted for the $25 worth of food and seen if you could have made a profit on what they wanted.  You know they couldn't go out and get a Big Mac for 1.65.  You probably got the contract because the others caterers wanted $5.00 each only for food.
     
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  8. greatcanadian

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    Thanks for your suggestions so far. Some great ideas. It is just dinner no drinks (I am pretty sure they just drink beer) and no dessert.