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Unread 05-03-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default Curious as to what everyone else charges.

I have a few catering gigs under my belt now, both large and small. I have set my prices, and am wondering what you guys charge to see if I am to high or to low.


What would you charge to do an event 2 meats and 2 sides (included are dinner rolls, and BBQ and hot sauce), have a smoker on site for show, set up and take down, and have a staff (including yourself) of 3.

Im curious to see how close I am to everyone else.
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Whats your minimum head count? Are you always comfortable posting all of your pricing online, kinda gives your competition the opportunity to under cut you doesn't it, your thoughts please?
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2 meats and 2 sides are our normal starting point for any job. We generally charge $12.95 PP and thats usually Mike, myself and one of his boys.
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What about you, whats your minimum? You must have one?
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50 for us, though our FAQs say 75. It all depends on where.
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What about you, whats your minimum? You must have one?
For that price, 50 minimum, but no, we don't have a minimum size party.

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Whats your minimum head count? Are you always comfortable posting all of your pricing online, kinda gives your competition the opportunity to under cut you doesn't it, your thoughts please?
I dont hav e a minimum head count, but my minimum order is $500.00.
For what I was asking everyone I would normally charger 16.00 to 18.00 a head (2 meats 2 sides full service)
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2 meats and 2 sides run around $14 for us depending of the kind of meat. Minimum 50 for the full set up otherwise we charge $160 additional. We always roll out with minimum 3 people. I prefer 4 just for the hands if needed.
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I dont hav e a minimum head count, but my minimum order is $500.00.
For what I was asking everyone I would normally charger 16.00 to 18.00 a head (2 meats 2 sides full service)
Your expensive, but then again, your in Cali.....
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50 for us, though our FAQs say 75. It all depends on where.
For a high-falootin' outfit like yours, 50 should grab about $6K, right?
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For a high-falootin' outfit like yours, 50 should grab about $6K, right?

Nope ! Unless they order filet mignon, lobster and a few other high end entrees, appetizers, and anything else I can come up with. We are quite reasonable for our area. However, if you are talking about tablescapes and rentals such as tables, china, silverware, glassware, linens, heaters, etc. Yep
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If you keep saying "tablescapes", you'll never find a good woman. Just saying.

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