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Old 08-05-2009, 11:20 PM   #14
Knows what a fatty is.
Join Date: 04-04-08
Location: Danbury, CT

Food cost $
Overhead %
Shopping & prep time $
Labor $
Travel expenses $
Sales tax %
Gratuity %
Profit $
Miscellaneous $
Contingency %

Add it up and give them a bottom line, let the client do the division for a pp price
Base your numbers on a 75 minimum, and get your deposit
Request final head count 14 days prior as well as final payment, not your problem if it rains and only 50 show, never put yourself in a position where you have to cut a refund check unless its for a full cancellation.

If they cancel prior to food purchase take 30% of the balance due and refund the remainder, put this in your contract so everyone is on the same page.

If you already bought food, take your 30% and give them the food.

I'm not suggesting that anyone has to do business this way, this is just an example of how I do it, works for me.
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