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Unread 09-16-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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So how do you go about priceing sides and figuring portion size for sides? Got an offer to do a wedding for around 120. They want pulled pork, brisket and sausage. The sides are my big problem they want baked beans, slaw and tator salad. I can handle making that its just how do you figure amount and price. It is going to be a buffet set up with folks serving them selves. She doesn't want serving help.
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I would buy the sides and do my own doctoring.
I would figure sides, cost of doctoring and multiple X 3, the same way I figure the cost of the meat.
I hope im not out of line here but you must cover your expenses and make some kind of profit.
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Have you ever seen or used this catering spreadsheet?
http://thetrumpster.dyndns.org/mt200...orkbook_v3.xls
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Have you ever seen or used this catering spreadsheet?
http://thetrumpster.dyndns.org/mt200...orkbook_v3.xls
I can't open that file Marsha, know what program it's on?
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I can't open that file Marsha, know what program it's on?
It is an Excel spreadsheet. Do you have Microsoft Office?
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It is an Excel spreadsheet. Do you have Microsoft Office?
No i don't, but i'll have Mike download it. Thanks
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I can't open that file Marsha, know what program it's on?
I got it Bro, it is similliar to the one Soezzy has, but his is much more detailed...
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Not trying to be a smart arse, but if you are buying the baked beans in the can or the slaw already shredded in the bag, the serving sides are on the back.

You can X 3 your cost as Bull suggested or feel free and steal pricing from my or someone elses website.
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Have you ever seen or used this catering spreadsheet?
http://thetrumpster.dyndns.org/mt200...orkbook_v3.xls
I have not seen that one it looks easier than a couple of other ones i looked at thanks!
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Not trying to be a smart arse, but if you are buying the baked beans in the can or the slaw already shredded in the bag, the serving sides are on the back.

You can X 3 your cost as Bull suggested or feel free and steal pricing from my or someone elses website.
Smoke, no biggie, I think I'm trying to make harder that it needs to be. I'll look at the package's for guidance. Thanks!
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