How much time will go into preparation? $2k is great profit as long as it doesn't take you all week to prepare. It probably will take all week though. hehe...600 folks is a lot of food. Good luck on the job. I have said before that I like to make $1000 a day minimum to cater, therefore I figure out what it will cost me to do the job and add the $1000 a day and that is how I have been pricing. So far, it has been working but then I have not had to compete with others on most of the jobs I do.
I guess another question to ask is, how far off were you on last years bid? Also, did the caterer that did get the job last year do a good job? I ask that because if he did, he might bid slightly higher and still win the bid. I would pay extra for a known commodity rather than give an unknown the gig because he was the lowest bidder.
"Grilla in the Pits" "IMAGRILLA"
There's plenty of room for all of God's creatures.
Right next to the mashed potatoes.
Brinkmann Model 6668 Gasser
Stumps GF223 w/ Stoker assist
ECB that wins the $
Weber One-Touch Gold 22-1/2"
Large BGE w/ Stoker assist
55 gallon Drum Smoker
Wood Crate Cold smoker w/ smoke injector
No need for certification, I already know good BBQ!