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I'm catering for 25ppl is 15$ per person to much for herb roasted hens, green beans with smoked turkey, sweet smashed potatoes, and a half 200 pan of BBQ ribs, I'm cooking by myself and delivering it, no set up! Thank you
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I'm catering for 25ppl is 15$ per person to much for herb roasted hens, green beans with smoked turkey, sweet smashed potatoes, and a half 200 pan of BBQ ribs, I'm cooking by myself and delivering it, no set up! Thank you
post #3 of 7

What is your food cost?

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I went Googling for a book on catering portions and all roads led back to Chef Talk.
So.
I already knew there were lots of threads but it appears the majority of the www recommends CT as well (so start there)
Have not costed out an entire event in many moons and not sure what source is the gold standard these days so maybe someone will jump in with a worthwhile program or book.

mimi
Edited by flipflopgirl - 2/12/15 at 6:21am
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Food cost is at 124$-130$! I got a good deal on hens for $2.45 per hen
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$15.00 sounds about right.

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That's roughly 3 times your FC, so its definitely in the ball park. 

Coupled with the fact you don't need helpers and its a straight drop off with 

minimal time on site, and that's probably fine. 

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