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Need a little help pricing a catering job.

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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!

post #2 of 9

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

post #3 of 9
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Thank you. Just starting out and don't wanna scare anybody off by over pricing.

post #4 of 9
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.
post #5 of 9
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Planning 3 butts at $1.79 a pound and 5 whole chickens at $1.09 a pound

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Planning 3 butts at $1.79 a pound and 5 whole chickens at $1.09 a pound
So figure 100$ 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.
post #7 of 9
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Gonna be using my stick burner pit. Thanks for your help!
post #8 of 9

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 .

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Thank you!
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