View Full Version : how much for thighs?

04-09-2008, 10:22 AM
a guy at work wants me to cook him some chicken thighs and I was not sure how to price them. I usually charge 8-10 per pound on just pulled pork but never sold just thighs.

04-09-2008, 10:53 AM
I've used the '3 times the cost of meat' rule alot and it does make sense... I would start there...

04-09-2008, 11:08 AM
Is he buying the meat or are you covering it in your cost?

04-09-2008, 11:58 AM
3 times the cost of the meat sounds good.


04-09-2008, 02:10 PM
When he looks at you with the "shocked" look on his face, remind him that you are going to have to use charcoal/wood, your cooker(s), your time, your ingredients.

04-09-2008, 02:15 PM
I'd go three times the cost of the meat plus your incidental expenses. Such as charcoal, wood chunks, rubs and sauces. It seems to me that this would make it worth your time if for instance he only wanted 10# of thighs done up.

04-09-2008, 04:35 PM
Does the three times the cost of meat rule include the meat, or is that only the price to charge them for labor, etc. Example, guy wants a 10 pound brisket cooked. I go buy a 10 pound brisket for $12. Do I charge him $36 for that brisket, or $48.

I often get asked to cook stuff, but I usually turn it down because I have no idea what to charge, and figure I couldnt charge enough to make it worth my time.