Need a little help pricing a catering job.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pithappensbbq, May 21, 2015.

  1. pithappensbbq

    pithappensbbq Newbie

    Cooking pulled pork and chicken for 60 people with baked beans and mac and cheese. Is $400 delivered or $500 catered a crazy price to ask? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. robcava

    robcava Meat Mopper

    CT
    $8 per person seems like a pretty good deal to me. It is on the low side if anything.
     
  3. pithappensbbq

    pithappensbbq Newbie

    Thank you. Just starting out and don't wanna scare anybody off by over pricing.
     
  4. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    Do you know how many pounds your cooking and food costs? I would start with that and then you have some wiggle room. Don't sell yourself short.
     
  5. pithappensbbq

    pithappensbbq Newbie

    Planning 3 butts at $1.79 a pound and 5 whole chickens at $1.09 a pound
     
  6. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    So figure 100$ in the meat. Mac n cheese and beans might cost you another 50$ to make so that's gonna be around 150$ on those add in utensils and that and you could guess $200 for costs to plate everyone with sauces added in. What type of cooking method you using? I'm thinking if costs to make everything is $200 asking $400 is not bad. Less than $7 a person is pretty reasonable.
     
  7. pithappensbbq

    pithappensbbq Newbie

    Gonna be using my stick burner pit. Thanks for your help!
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pithappens, $400 is good , you'll have your time in that , so you wont be short. Usually a customer tips me $50 or so . . .

    Have fun and hope everything go good .
     
  9. pithappensbbq

    pithappensbbq Newbie

    Thank you!
     

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