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Unread 09-04-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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What would be a fair price to go with in this situation.

Showing 10-15 people some basic BBQ and smoking skills at the group leaders home. I'll be using my EZ-up in case of bad weather and bringing along a gas grill. Reason for the gasser is I need to be able to clean up and remove my property at the end of the event otherwise I would bring the Weber and ProQ. I also can't bring the beast as there is no room for it.

The day looks to be about pre smoking a pork shoulder and leg of lamb at home then warming, slicing, serving and talking about the 'who-what-where-when and why' of the smoking process.

Beer can chicken- full prep and cook on the day = two chickens.

Sauce- Instruct/advise and make on the day.

Cornbread- instruct and make on the day.

ABT's- make on the day aprx 20 peppers.


This is a womans group that searched me out through a friend and they may or may not have partners with them.

Any other quick menu items to suggest?

Any idea on price for something like this.
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Priceless Sorry no clue...
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Hummm I was thnking 10-15 a head plus the cost of food?
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Figure out how much your time is worth per hour. Then add cost of supplies and other expenses. That's route I would take. Then divide that by # of people.
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Good point.

These women are not BBQ enthusiast but they enjoy cooking in fact most of them dislike BB because of the 'quality standard' they have been exposed to over the years. The age range is 45-55.
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Hmm surounded by women in my age group and good food I wouldnt pay more the 15.00 per person Oh wait their paying you. Damm im in the wrong bussines
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10-15 people, probably what, 4hrs, no less than $50 an hour. whats that, 20 a head, tops, fair in my book.
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Figure out how much your time is worth per hour. Then add cost of supplies and other expenses. That's route I would take. Then divide that by # of people.

Exactly
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Hummm I was thnking 10-15 a head plus the cost of food?
I really think you need to charge for you time on making the food. Not just the food. Don't sell yourself short. You are doing a lot of work and deserve every penny its worth. People that give classes here charge more then 5 times that much on average. Of course these aren't competitors looking for tips but they are learning just the same. Just don't sell yourself short. You want to go home that night happy not beat and wondering why you bothered.
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Thank you I'm still a bit unsure.

I think it's because I feel it easy and therefor shouldn't be to expensive. Then again for a magicians his work is easy as he knows his job but we all pay out the ear to see him work.
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Then again for a magicians his work is easy as he knows his job but we all pay out the ear to see him work.
There is your mantra when you go to give your number. Let that run through your head.
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This is a womans group that searched me out through a friend and they may or may not have partners with them.

Ought oh women are seeking out Dr_Ky! Shhhhh Dont tell Rib Girl!
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I would go with a per head charge with a minimum charge. What if the partners DO show up? All of them.
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I don't have answers but I'm interested in how this turns out..

For a while I had thought there there may be a profitable side business in teaching BBQ/grilling on a one-on-one level.. Discussed with Sledneck a few times but to date have not taken the idea any further.

Kind of a gig that wives and adult children might be willing to spend decent $ on their husbands and fathers for birthdays, father's day etc when they can't think of creative gifts..

Let them decide what they would like to learn how to cook better..could be burgers or steaks all the way to ribs or brisket..cook on their equipment (may be a gasser, kettle etc) or maybe bring a BGE, kettle, WSM etc. and teach them the basics of BBQ while they do the cooking and the instructor offering tips, techniques etc.

Never know.. people are willing to spend decent money on things that sound cool and are not easy to evaluate cost. It's all in how you market it.
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