Pricing

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by greeniis119, May 1, 2013.

  1. greeniis119

    greeniis119

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    I was asked to do a baby shower for approx 50-75 people.  They are interested in some finger foods and salads, fruit trays.  Im wondering what is the going price per person that I should e charging.  This is my first one, so I wanted to get some opinions. 

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  2. shroomgirl

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    for afternoon snacks $12-20 pp

    beverages extra

    rentals extra

    staff extra

    if this is your first time then consider taking a hit for the experience.
     
  3. mike9

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    You might try posting this in the pro section - for pro advice.
     
  4. petemccracken

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    Nope! The pro forums are restricted to posting by pros ONLY!

    Many pros do read the other forums as well.
     
  5. petalsandcoco

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    And  shower cake not included .
     
  6. petemccracken

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    Remember, $/person is only HALF THE EQUATION!

    Price = $/person times # of persons!

    Add up ALL of your costs, including what you want to earn. That equals the MINIMUM $$ you must charge to avoid losing money.

    Now divide that by the number of people expected to get the $/person WITH A MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE EQUAL TO THE NUMBER YOU DIVIDED BY!

    Why? Say you calculate your costs and you would be satisfied with, um, $500 for the gig so you quote $20/person ($500/25 expected attendees). Five people fail to show up. Now you have $20/person times 20 people = $400, not $500, and you are in the hole $100!

    If you MUST quote $/person, include the absolute minimum number of people to be charged for, i.e. 25 people @ $20/person.