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Unread 09-12-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default Help-I was asked to bid on a catering gig

A few months back I shared some leftover pulled pork with one on my neighbors. She must have really like it, since toight she stopped by and asked to bid on catering a BBQ lunch for 100 people.

I have never cooked for a group anywhere near that size, 10 to 12 people max is all I have ever done. I have a food manufactures license, and the food managers certificate, along with a commercial insurance. I know I would have to check with my insurance agent to verify it will cover me cooking for something like this. and I will need a temporary food estabishment permit.

This is something I have given thought to doing, but in the future. this request caught me off guard a bit. I am not sure I can pull this job off as a first timer, but it has me thinking a little harder about pursuing my dream of catering / vending.

I know there is a ton of information here on catering, I think I am going to be spending alot time reading through the past questions and advice, taking some notes. and doing a "tabletop cook" and see what happens. I think it would be good to practice to try and figure out menu, food cost, pricing per head, and so on. this is one of those times where I don't know, what I don't know. and that makes it hard to ask the right questions.

advice or suggestions? is this a worth while exercise?
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