so....ive really started to pick up in my attempt at private catering. I have 4 jobs over the next month and some.
my questions are:
what size sandwiches should i plan for?? what ive been reading, most are between 5 and 7 o.z......right now im leaning with 7 o.z. pp, which is generous i know. but thats what i want.
how much weight loss?? im planning for about 35%
and payment.....how much should i charge???? should i do per person, per pound?? im trying to get my name out there more than anything, so, im flying by my seat on most of it. one party, im charging for meat and labor.....80 ppl, 65 lb raw, expecting about 44 cooked, getting $400....expecting to spend around $200 on meat.....actually taking the smoker out and all. its for a friend, and doing it more as a favor than a business thing....the other two parties i am doing $14/lb...both of those are only 20 ppl, so figuring around 10 lb needed for each party cooked, around 12-15 lb raw. it seems i am developing a plan....taking smoker out costs a little more obviously...but if pickin up or delivering...$ per pound is sounding good. i also have a rehearsal dinner in the works....i may do a per person price for that. and all the parties, im doing just the meat, no sides. i am including homemade sauces and buns.
any suggestions are appreciated......im used to cooking for a lot of ppl, just not real used to getting paid for it. haha....