Me and a friend are being tasked with catering a bbq/pig roast NFL party next month for 45-50 people. We'll be doing a whole hog, plus ribs, ABTs, beans, and a few other sides. This is the first step in the two of us fulfilling a dream, making $$ from bbq. We would like to make some cash by catering, then work our way into opening up a joint. We have the necessary equipment, and I'm pricing out supplies at the moment. Our biggest problem is figuring out what to charge for all this? I'm doing a relatively hot smoke on the whole hog, so I figure about 12-14 hours for a 60 lber.
Professional BBQ/catering companies around me charge anywhere from $15-$30 per person, and none of them offer whole hog. Anyone with experience that could offer some advice?