Catering for large event, help please!
We have done some catering, but mostly soccer events that are vending events of 1000- 1500 people through the day. Now, We have been asked to quote catering for an event of 600-800 people, which is a corporate sponsored training event to be held outdoors, probably at a local high school or such.
They asked for a hamburgers and hot dogs menu, a couple of sides and drinks.
I am thinking about the mechanics of food cooking onsite for that size of a crowd, and was hoping to present a prepared menu offering, say of pulled pork and pulled BBQ chicken. The trade offs would be faster onsite food delivery / vs a slightly higher plate count. I might be ableto sell them on the concept, but am wondering what people would charge in a scenario such as this.
Outdoor event, probably at a High School or such
two meats, two sides, chips and a drink.
A) Hamburgers & Hot dogs
B) Pulled pork and pulled chicken (thigh meat)
Assorted Cookie dessert plate
We would supply all equipment and paper products
We would set up / break down / clean up
Staff for prep, serving and clean up. I estimate 10 staff members.
In my contract I realize I need to price separately:
Food pp, travel, staff pp, set up fee.... anything else?
How would you estimate for an event like this?