I have been working as a personal chef/ caterer for a few years I have had several successful events and people always LOVE the creative food I produce. I was recently offered my dream job working for a very wealthy and decent businessman in Marin County. The location is a very large estate which will serve as a home/office for this client and his staff/friends. It could best be described as a nicer version of sky-walker ranch (George Lucas' estate). It is being built with 2-3 guest houses and 2 recording studios. I have been asked to manage the kitchen day to day. Basically make sure that there is prepared food when people are hungry. It would be casual fare during most of the week. I could even buy food already made if that was a last resort. The job would also have casual me do dinners for the family a few nights a week and sit down dinner parties of 10-25 people and cocktail parties of up to 100.
The staff ( bartenders, housekeepers, servers, etc ) would all be provided by and paid for by this client. I have been asked what I would charge for this job. I want to make money but I would also be given access to this kitchen to use to prepare for my other events. HELP I have no idea what or how to charge! Any input would be helpful.