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HBMTN 06-05-2013 09:02 PM

Adding alcohol sales to catering service
 
Wondering how many of you have a alcohol license and sell beer/wine as part of your catering. I am considering adding it to our catering service and I can get a limited license here for $500 annual fee that allows me to do up to 12 events per year with alcohol sales. If I want the full license it is $1800.

My question is how do you price the service to clients? Say open bar vs cash bar. Is there a standard mark up that you put on say a beer or glass of wine?

I have checked into the insurance and it is not that high to add it to my policy (like $250 annually) Any other good info you may have as well. Not really looking for the stay away type comments, I have accepted what I am pursuing and already realize those kind of issues. I'm looking more for info on how to make it successful if ya know what I mean. Thanks

Bbq Bubba 06-07-2013 12:04 PM

Stay the fark away! ;)

Jacked UP BBQ 06-07-2013 12:36 PM

NJ would never go for that, they would hang you

Slamdunkpro 06-07-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by HBMTN (Post 2505536)

My question is how do you price the service to clients? Say open bar vs cash bar. Is there a standard mark up that you put on say a beer or glass of wine?

Cash bar always. markup is usually 5x. This is VA right? If you get an ABC license do you have to buy through distribution or can you still buy retail? Do you have to collect and report any kind of additional entertainment or sales tax? Check and see if you're required to have an ATF permit as well. Liquor laws can vary by county so check with the counties you operate in as well. Also don't forget that you are responsible for carding and ensuring that minors don't have access to alcohol at your events.

HBMTN 06-09-2013 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Jacked UP BBQ (Post 2507511)
NJ would never go for that, they would hang you


Would not go for what? Are saying caterers do not serve alcohol in NJ?


Slamdunkpro - Yes it is VA I can get a beer, wine, liquor "Caterers" limited license from the ABC which allows me to do 12 events per year for $500 or I can get the unlimited license for like $1700. You are correct as far as counties, you have the state guidelines and then may have additional guidelines for the county. I have checked with my insurance and it is remarkably cheap (less than $300 per year) to add the ABC to my catering insurance.

IamMadMan 08-12-2013 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by HBMTN (Post 2509903)
Would not go for what? Are saying caterers do not serve alcohol in NJ?

In New Jersey a State Liquor License is required for use at a specific building only. Even if you have an outside patio to serve food, you must get a an additional extension of premises permit approved by the local municipality and issued by the State Alcoholic Beverage Commission to have the alcohol outside.

If you are catering without these permits, you can expect heavy fines and possibly loss of any other state issued permits. The ABC has the authority to close any business engaged in non-compliance.


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