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NotleyQue
05-03-2009, 11:16 AM
I have a few catering gigs under my belt now, both large and small. I have set my prices, and am wondering what you guys charge to see if I am to high or to low.


What would you charge to do an event 2 meats and 2 sides (included are dinner rolls, and BBQ and hot sauce), have a smoker on site for show, set up and take down, and have a staff (including yourself) of 3.

Im curious to see how close I am to everyone else.

big brother smoke
05-03-2009, 11:36 AM
http://www.simplymarvelousbbq.com/index.php?pg=menu

Good talking to you this morning, Bro!

ASUBBQ
05-03-2009, 11:49 AM
Whats your minimum head count? Are you always comfortable posting all of your pricing online, kinda gives your competition the opportunity to under cut you doesn't it, your thoughts please?

Bbq Bubba
05-03-2009, 11:55 AM
2 meats and 2 sides are our normal starting point for any job. We generally charge $12.95 PP and thats usually Mike, myself and one of his boys. :biggrin:

ASUBBQ
05-03-2009, 12:02 PM
What about you, whats your minimum? You must have one?

big brother smoke
05-03-2009, 02:00 PM
50 for us, though our FAQs say 75. It all depends on where.

Bbq Bubba
05-03-2009, 03:09 PM
What about you, whats your minimum? You must have one?

For that price, 50 minimum, but no, we don't have a minimum size party.

Are favorite saying this year...."no job too small" :roll:

NotleyQue
05-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Whats your minimum head count? Are you always comfortable posting all of your pricing online, kinda gives your competition the opportunity to under cut you doesn't it, your thoughts please?

I dont hav e a minimum head count, but my minimum order is $500.00.
For what I was asking everyone I would normally charger 16.00 to 18.00 a head (2 meats 2 sides full service)

hossrocks
05-03-2009, 03:46 PM
2 meats and 2 sides run around $14 for us depending of the kind of meat. Minimum 50 for the full set up otherwise we charge $160 additional. We always roll out with minimum 3 people. I prefer 4 just for the hands if needed.

Bbq Bubba
05-03-2009, 06:51 PM
I dont hav e a minimum head count, but my minimum order is $500.00.
For what I was asking everyone I would normally charger 16.00 to 18.00 a head (2 meats 2 sides full service)

Your expensive, but then again, your in Cali.....:biggrin:

txschutte
05-03-2009, 07:58 PM
50 for us, though our FAQs say 75. It all depends on where.
For a high-falootin' outfit like yours, 50 should grab about $6K, right?

big brother smoke
05-03-2009, 08:47 PM
For a high-falootin' outfit like yours, 50 should grab about $6K, right?


Nope :shock:! Unless they order filet mignon, lobster and a few other high end entrees, appetizers, and anything else I can come up with. We are quite reasonable for our area. However, if you are talking about tablescapes and rentals such as tables, china, silverware, glassware, linens, heaters, etc. Yep:biggrin:

txschutte
05-04-2009, 06:57 PM
If you keep saying "tablescapes", you'll never find a good woman. Just saying.

And quit holding your hip.

















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