I am doing a catering event for 13 people. It's going to be a buffet style. I have my own platters/wooden boards that I will be presenting in an upscale fashion.
Also, I am doing everything, I have no staff. I buy the food, i cook the food etc.
I am doing 1 protein, 1 hot veg, 2 salad, 1 starch, 1 dessert platter.
I'm not done my shopping 100% now but My food cost will be around 400-450 dollars.
I will be prepping my food at home, and finishing it in their home. It's private dinner. No servers or staff. Just me.
considering it's just me and I dont have a car. It's has been a week of labour just in planning, costing, etc. I am doing all the labour myself, buying the food/cooking etc. I will also be renting a van the day of the event.
I'd like to know how to cost this properly and make a profit for all my hard work, people say to multiply by 3.33% of your food cost. So for example,
400(foodcost) x 3.33 = $1332
Ontop of this should I add my labour cost? Travel? or anything else?
Thanks in advance!
p.s this is my first solo gig.