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Unread 06-15-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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What's up folks just got a call to do a co party for 425 employees. they want burgers dogs tater salad and baked beans. I am meeting with them next week. What's a good price? I have a 3hr serving window from 10 to 1 pm

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Unread 06-15-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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$8-9 per person?
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If people get a dog and a burger plus 2 sides then it at least a $10 meal. If it's a choice of one or the other doing half and half then $7

Do you have a big grill to keep stuff warm? Smoke ahead of serving so it limits your need for help. I think 1 person can do this if they have the right equipment.

Now it's a buck more if you supply plates, napkins, cutlery and another buck for drinks.

And a good cheap add on to this si single serve bags of potato chips. A nice crunch and about 25 cents per bag so fairly reasonable.
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Burgers and dogs for a company sponsored BBQ can have some pitfalls.
If you are aware of the pitfalls you can avoid problems.

When employees get a meal sponsored by their employer---their sense of entitlement goes astray. Make some rules and make them hard and fast. Make sure that the employer is quoted for EXACTLY what each person is entitled to receive when going through the line. Make sure that each employee knows EXACTLY what they are entitled to receive in the line, or things will go crazy real fast. Make sure that the employees know that the decision of "what they are entitled to receive" was a decision made by their employer---not by you.

Examples:
An employee goes through the food line and wants more than one hot dog, or a hot dog and a hamburger---so he takes 2 of each--after all his employer has overworked him and he is entitled to "grudge f**k" the employer. He isn't hurting his employer ---he is screwing the caterer that quoted 8 bucks per person.

Make sure that all hot dogs or polish or hamburgers are all the same weight. Buy 1/4 pound everything---so one dish will not have the advantage of being "bigger."

Example:
Caterer cooks 1/2 pound burgers and 1/4 pound hot dogs---The larger portion will be taken every time. The caterer quotes so much per plate thinking that the dishes will even out and sell at same rate. Caterer loses money.

Tell the company that has hired you that each person needs to have a ticket or something that can be collected at the serving line---if not employees will make several trips through the line in order to get what they think that they are "ENTITLED" to receive. The company will say-"But they can all go through---they are employees." Make sure that the company knows without a doubt---they are being billed per plate---and it is THEIR responsibility hat each person makes ONE trip through the line.

ENTITLEMENT is the key word. Be POSITIVE that the company knows what each person is entitled to receive. Make sure that the employees know what they are entitled to receive. Make sure that your crew knows what each person is entitled to receive. If your crew backs down to one single "in your face" "false entitlement " person--- your portioning control takes an azz kicking.

If you are serving people in a catering situation where each person has somehow paid directly for their meal---folks will be grateful and thankful and be ladies and gentlemen. If you are serving people at a function that has been paid for by their employer--folks will be rude, crude, ungrateful and demanding. Protect your name! Make sure that the rules to the game are known by all. If folks eat and are unhappy, because their thoughts of what they were entitled to does not match what they recieved---Guess What---then "grillfellas" will be no good "so and so's"

Make everyone concerned happy---Make sure that all people attending know EXACTLY what they are ENTITLED" to receive.
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Burgers and dogs for a company sponsored BBQ can have some pitfalls.
If you are aware of the pitfalls you can avoid problems.

When employees get a meal sponsored by their employer---their sense of entitlement goes astray. Make some rules and make them hard and fast. Make sure that the employer is quoted for EXACTLY what each person is entitled to receive when going through the line. Make sure that each employee knows EXACTLY what they are entitled to receive in the line, or things will go crazy real fast. Make sure that the employees know that the decision of "what they are entitled to receive" was a decision made by their employer---not by you.

Examples:
An employee goes through the food line and wants more than one hot dog, or a hot dog and a hamburger---so he takes 2 of each--after all his employer has overworked him and he is entitled to "grudge f**k" the employer. He isn't hurting his employer ---he is screwing the caterer that quoted 8 bucks per person.

Make sure that all hot dogs or polish or hamburgers are all the same weight. Buy 1/4 pound everything---so one dish will not have the advantage of being "bigger."

Example:
Caterer cooks 1/2 pound burgers and 1/4 pound hot dogs---The larger portion will be taken every time. The caterer quotes so much per plate thinking that the dishes will even out and sell at same rate. Caterer loses money.

Tell the company that has hired you that each person needs to have a ticket or something that can be collected at the serving line---if not employees will make several trips through the line in order to get what they think that they are "ENTITLED" to receive. The company will say-"But they can all go through---they are employees." Make sure that the company knows without a doubt---they are being billed per plate---and it is THEIR responsibility hat each person makes ONE trip through the line.

ENTITLEMENT is the key word. Be POSITIVE that the company knows what each person is entitled to receive. Make sure that the employees know what they are entitled to receive. Make sure that your crew knows what each person is entitled to receive. If your crew backs down to one single "in your face" "false entitlement " person--- your portioning control takes an azz kicking.

If you are serving people in a catering situation where each person has somehow paid directly for their meal---folks will be grateful and thankful and be ladies and gentlemen. If you are serving people at a function that has been paid for by their employer--folks will be rude, crude, ungrateful and demanding. Protect your name! Make sure that the rules to the game are known by all. If folks eat and are unhappy, because their thoughts of what they were entitled to does not match what they recieved---Guess What---then "grillfellas" will be no good "so and so's"

Make everyone concerned happy---Make sure that all people attending know EXACTLY what they are ENTITLED" to receive.
Thank you. I've had the experience from both sides. You do know what is "going on". It is more than serving up good food and expecting positive results. Sage advice.
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Originally Posted by Chuckwagonbbqco View Post
Burgers and dogs for a company sponsored BBQ can have some pitfalls.
If you are aware of the pitfalls you can avoid problems.

When employees get a meal sponsored by their employer---their sense of entitlement goes astray. Make some rules and make them hard and fast. Make sure that the employer is quoted for EXACTLY what each person is entitled to receive when going through the line. Make sure that each employee knows EXACTLY what they are entitled to receive in the line, or things will go crazy real fast. Make sure that the employees know that the decision of "what they are entitled to receive" was a decision made by their employer---not by you.

Examples:
An employee goes through the food line and wants more than one hot dog, or a hot dog and a hamburger---so he takes 2 of each--after all his employer has overworked him and he is entitled to "grudge f**k" the employer. He isn't hurting his employer ---he is screwing the caterer that quoted 8 bucks per person.

Make sure that all hot dogs or polish or hamburgers are all the same weight. Buy 1/4 pound everything---so one dish will not have the advantage of being "bigger."

Example:
Caterer cooks 1/2 pound burgers and 1/4 pound hot dogs---The larger portion will be taken every time. The caterer quotes so much per plate thinking that the dishes will even out and sell at same rate. Caterer loses money.

Tell the company that has hired you that each person needs to have a ticket or something that can be collected at the serving line---if not employees will make several trips through the line in order to get what they think that they are "ENTITLED" to receive. The company will say-"But they can all go through---they are employees." Make sure that the company knows without a doubt---they are being billed per plate---and it is THEIR responsibility hat each person makes ONE trip through the line.

ENTITLEMENT is the key word. Be POSITIVE that the company knows what each person is entitled to receive. Make sure that the employees know what they are entitled to receive. Make sure that your crew knows what each person is entitled to receive. If your crew backs down to one single "in your face" "false entitlement " person--- your portioning control takes an azz kicking.

If you are serving people in a catering situation where each person has somehow paid directly for their meal---folks will be grateful and thankful and be ladies and gentlemen. If you are serving people at a function that has been paid for by their employer--folks will be rude, crude, ungrateful and demanding. Protect your name! Make sure that the rules to the game are known by all. If folks eat and are unhappy, because their thoughts of what they were entitled to does not match what they recieved---Guess What---then "grillfellas" will be no good "so and so's"

Make everyone concerned happy---Make sure that all people attending know EXACTLY what they are ENTITLED" to receive.
That is exactly the advice I was looking for chuckwagon thanks boys keep the advice coming
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and make sure the company has a rule as to what each trip through the line entitles the employee to - one burger and dog, one of each, only one bag of chips??? One trip through and some can really pile it on. Like was said before, if they are allowed both a burger and dog, the price/person goes up.
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Burgers and dogs for a company sponsored BBQ can have some pitfalls.
If you are aware of the pitfalls you can avoid problems.

When employees get a meal sponsored by their employer---their sense of entitlement goes astray. Make some rules and make them hard and fast. Make sure that the employer is quoted for EXACTLY what each person is entitled to receive when going through the line. Make sure that each employee knows EXACTLY what they are entitled to receive in the line, or things will go crazy real fast. Make sure that the employees know that the decision of "what they are entitled to receive" was a decision made by their employer---not by you.

Examples:
An employee goes through the food line and wants more than one hot dog, or a hot dog and a hamburger---so he takes 2 of each--after all his employer has overworked him and he is entitled to "grudge f**k" the employer. He isn't hurting his employer ---he is screwing the caterer that quoted 8 bucks per person.

Make sure that all hot dogs or polish or hamburgers are all the same weight. Buy 1/4 pound everything---so one dish will not have the advantage of being "bigger."

Example:
Caterer cooks 1/2 pound burgers and 1/4 pound hot dogs---The larger portion will be taken every time. The caterer quotes so much per plate thinking that the dishes will even out and sell at same rate. Caterer loses money.

Tell the company that has hired you that each person needs to have a ticket or something that can be collected at the serving line---if not employees will make several trips through the line in order to get what they think that they are "ENTITLED" to receive. The company will say-"But they can all go through---they are employees." Make sure that the company knows without a doubt---they are being billed per plate---and it is THEIR responsibility hat each person makes ONE trip through the line.

ENTITLEMENT is the key word. Be POSITIVE that the company knows what each person is entitled to receive. Make sure that the employees know what they are entitled to receive. Make sure that your crew knows what each person is entitled to receive. If your crew backs down to one single "in your face" "false entitlement " person--- your portioning control takes an azz kicking.

If you are serving people in a catering situation where each person has somehow paid directly for their meal---folks will be grateful and thankful and be ladies and gentlemen. If you are serving people at a function that has been paid for by their employer--folks will be rude, crude, ungrateful and demanding. Protect your name! Make sure that the rules to the game are known by all. If folks eat and are unhappy, because their thoughts of what they were entitled to does not match what they recieved---Guess What---then "grillfellas" will be no good "so and so's"

Make everyone concerned happy---Make sure that all people attending know EXACTLY what they are ENTITLED" to receive.
Thank you for sharing
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