The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.

The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/index.php)
-   Catering, Vending and Cooking For The Masses. (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=62)
-   -   Pricing HELP???? (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=128837)

smokeyokie 03-22-2012 03:11 PM

Pricing HELP????
 
A buddy of mine asked me to cook for his St Paddys day party, I said I would and I would not charge him as long as he bought the meat. He said he would purchase the meat but insisted on paying me, so here is the run down.
I cooked 50 lbs of pork shoulder
the cook took 14 hrs
I used 4 of the large foil pans
1 xtra wide large roll of xtra heavy foil
seasoning and wood

I cooked the shoulder, delivered it to the party, pulled the meat, got it ready to serve and covered for his guests.
$168.00
That I charged 10.00 per hour for and 28.00 for the extras, and now he is pissed at me... Did I charge too much? and by the way the meat was awesome everyone at party and my buddy said so.

tim62988 03-22-2012 05:06 PM

i don't think that sounds like too much, he's the one that insisted and I think that is a fair price.

i'm guessing you also got the sauce for the pork and for 50 pounds the sauce can add up quick if you sauced it all. I had $20 in bulls eye sauce for 40pounds of pork and that is a cheap (but very tasty) sauce to use.

HBMTN 03-22-2012 05:19 PM

50lbs pork your cost about $75 to yield 25lbs cooked meat at say $10 lb $250 minus the $75 for the pork he paid means you charge him $175

Now that is on the low end. Figuring you pretty much on site served it I would be at about $8 per person (but I run a business) 25lbs will be what I cook for 75 people. So that is 75 people X $8 = $600 that would include buns and sauce so if you deduct that and the $75 he paid for meats it puts you around $475-$500.

Long story short no you did not charge him too much but if he thinks so and you are not in it for the money just tell him it was free and remember it the next time he wants something.

smokeyokie 03-22-2012 05:29 PM

tim62988 and HBMTN thanks for your replies, you both answered my ? I really appreciate your input, I told him to see what a caterer would charge he wasnt interested in that. thanks again!

jacksedona 04-09-2012 12:19 PM

i dont think you overcharged but their is a saying when it comes to friends and money-decide what you need more the money or the friend.

Jarhead 04-15-2012 10:35 PM

cost times 3.3
dropped off. serve yourself.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.