Menu Costing (newbe here)

Discussion in 'BBQ Women' started by swood97, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. swood97

    swood97 Newbie

    Wanted to know what software are you using to cost out your recipe and menu. If you're not using a software, what formula are you using to cost out the per pound/ounce of meat on your menu.


  2. smokin sid

    smokin sid Smoke Blower

    Hi J

      Welcome to the group. Have you had any luck in finding the info you were looking for?

    I have so much fun smoking meat since I have found this forum. A lot of good information and a lot of nice people who are willing to share their experience and know how. Let me know if you get the info on that " Cost Out Program" I would be interested in some thing like that. I help out a few non-profits

    putting on a few dinners and fundraisers . Good Luck!

                                                                                          Happy Smokin!!

                                                                                             Smokin Sid
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You can get programs but the Costing is simple and takes just a few minutes. Layout each ingredient, the amount used, the unit Cost and multiple to Ingredient cost. Total Ingred Cost to get Food Cost. Multiple by 3 or 4 to get Selling Price. Sell for what the market will bear or reduce the Price and your Profit. Sample below of costing a 12" Pizza...JJ

    From Goggle Images.

    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Forgot about that one, Thanks. That has spread sheats for costing the Meat and some Sides. For meat, it calculates the meat only. For sides and condiments, they are commercially made. Good to use if Meat, Rub, Sauce and Potato Salad all come from the Grocery Store. It is still a good idea to know how to cost a Recipe as well. That way the Do it Yourself folks can figure the actual Cost for 20LB of Pulled Pork, including all the rub ingredients and fuel cost, the Sauce and it's ingredients and any Sides and their ingredients...JJ

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