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Catering, Food Handling and Awareness *OnTopic* Forum to educate us on safe food handling. Not specifically for Catering or competition but overall health and keeping our families safe too.


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Unread 06-10-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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I just want to see if i am in the ball park on my pricing, I got an email from a distant relative who is wanting me to cook for her wedding next april. the menu is pulled pork, slaw, potato salad and a roll. I told her i couldnt give an exact figure due to fluctuations in meat pricing. The price i am coming up with using a catering calculator is around $1800. is this ball park or not.
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Screw the calculator. I would do this for $10.50 per
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Screw the calculator. I would do this for $10.50 per
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What calculator are you using that is bidding this at $7.20 per person?
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$10.50 - $11.25 But that's California pricing.
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$10.50 - $11.25 But that's California pricing.
And that's only if you're only providing the food. Not serving.
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He did say it was a distant relative!
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Are you supplying plates, utensils ect??
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^^ plus, are you serving? providing cafing dishes or warmers? Midwest pricing is not near as high as the West Coast so I'd shoot for anything from 8 to $10/person. Again, that depends on the above mentioned items as well.
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$8.75 pp, as long as you get first crack at the bridesmaid.
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Well, i guess it doesnt matter because even at that lower price I was told that was too expensive and they will just do fried chicken from walmart. I told them that that was fine and quoted Mike Mills "Good food aint cheap and cheap food aint good" I am willing to be they wanted me to cater the whole thing and do it for cost of food. They may be family (distant = only around when they need something) but thats alot of cooking to do.
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Don't sweat it brother. People don't understand all the hard work you would have done. fried chicken from wall mart sounds horrible. Do a rack of ribs and take to wedding and show them what you could have done
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I guess the lesson is to find out the budget and work around that before you work up a quote, could save a bunch of time and effort, especially when working with relatives. I would call Wal-Mart and find out just how much the chicken option is for 250. You might be surprised.
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