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Unread 03-22-2009, 07:31 PM   #16
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i think your low at 17 for 4 meats we charge 20.... and we get it i mean we are talking 150 peps here
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Unread 03-24-2009, 07:14 AM   #17
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I would aim for the $19-$20 range... The sides are where I find I make money, the profit margin on the meat is lower.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 08:01 AM   #18
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$22 with simple sides
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Unread 03-27-2009, 07:51 PM   #19
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Demographics isn't neccesarily dictating catering prices these days, I'm also in CT and from what I'm seeing everyone is looking for a deal this season!

I just declined a job offer for a doctor, they wanted to feed 80 guests 3 meats, 3 sides & rolls for $1500.00.

The kicker was they also needed to rent tables, chairs & linens for the event, cost on that was $530.00, left ya with less than a grand for food, help, travel & business expenses.......NOT

As a caterer I cant play the guessing game anymore, I ask up front for a budget range so I know where the client needs to be.

Most folks are shopping but I garuntee they are not asking for apples to apples bidding!
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We are getting the same thing. We restructured or price list this season with the anticipation of buget minded clients. So far we are getting most of the events we bid.
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We have added a few budget items to the menu
Lots of folks are just not making the money they were
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