View Full Version : Wedding for 250

06-10-2010, 04:46 PM
I just want to see if i am in the ball park on my pricing, I got an email from a distant relative who is wanting me to cook for her wedding next april. the menu is pulled pork, slaw, potato salad and a roll. I told her i couldnt give an exact figure due to fluctuations in meat pricing. The price i am coming up with using a catering calculator is around $1800. is this ball park or not.

big brother smoke
06-10-2010, 05:04 PM
Screw the calculator. I would do this for $10.50 per

Bbq Bubba
06-10-2010, 05:49 PM
Screw the calculator. I would do this for $10.50 per

At least!

What calculator are you using that is bidding this at $7.20 per person?

06-10-2010, 05:52 PM
$10.50 - $11.25 But that's California pricing.

06-10-2010, 05:53 PM
$10.50 - $11.25 But that's California pricing.

And that's only if you're only providing the food. Not serving.

big brother smoke
06-10-2010, 06:06 PM
He did say it was a distant relative!:heh:

06-11-2010, 12:19 AM
Are you supplying plates, utensils ect??

06-11-2010, 07:33 AM
^^ plus, are you serving? providing cafing dishes or warmers? Midwest pricing is not near as high as the West Coast so I'd shoot for anything from 8 to $10/person. Again, that depends on the above mentioned items as well.

06-11-2010, 08:37 PM
$8.75 pp, as long as you get first crack at the bridesmaid.

06-11-2010, 09:32 PM
Well, i guess it doesnt matter because even at that lower price I was told that was too expensive and they will just do fried chicken from walmart. I told them that that was fine and quoted Mike Mills "Good food aint cheap and cheap food aint good" I am willing to be they wanted me to cater the whole thing and do it for cost of food. They may be family (distant = only around when they need something) but thats alot of cooking to do.

06-12-2010, 03:29 AM
Don't sweat it brother. People don't understand all the hard work you would have done. fried chicken from wall mart sounds horrible. Do a rack of ribs and take to wedding and show them what you could have done:-D

06-12-2010, 12:00 PM
I guess the lesson is to find out the budget and work around that before you work up a quote, could save a bunch of time and effort, especially when working with relatives. I would call Wal-Mart and find out just how much the chicken option is for 250. You might be surprised.