I'm doing a catering for 75 ppl, meatballs, chicken wings, shrimp app, ribs for 50 ppl, blacken chix alfredo pasta, and I'm delivering it 40 minutes away, and they talking about $13.45 per person is to much!!!!! Really! can I get some fed back on this, is that price to high?
complaining about my price is to high!
Seems like a reasonable cost to me but I don't know your local. If you haven't secured the gig yet try offering them a freebee. A couple of desserts or something. Of course let them know what the cost would be first & then offer it. It works sometimes. Depends on your competition too. If this is a re-occurring event maybe a smaller profit is in order to secure future events. Do you have a track record? If you are just starting out you might have to lower your cost. However I'm a firm believer in not giving up the $. Again, offer them something at no cost... Just my 2 cents. Good luck!
Sales is an art form...
Ask the client if they think they can get this menu from ANY one else for that price, let alone less.
That's why I tended to price high, so the client could do their duty and whittle it down....right to where --I--
wanted it. Its like selling on ebay, NO one wants to pay your asking price, even if its a dollar for a Rolls Royce,
they wanna hold out for 75 cents.