Possibly this could help all. No purvryor has the same price for the same item. It depends on salesmans greed. It depends on how you pay your bills. They will try and get all they can out of you. In all my 45 or so years in purchasing I have found 2 honest ones, and they were not the biggest. You could get 3 differnt prices for a case of iceburg., bottem lione what does it weigh? should be 40 lbs
You nailed it ,.
It's in the blood and in the hands You do not learn to be a Pastry Chef or Garde Manger you must have that touch of artistic flair and imagination in you before you start ,then schools and learning will bring that out.