I have put together menus for a school lunch delivery service that I am starting up with my family but I am uncertain as to how much we should be charging for the lunch box. Each meal will be cooked fresh daily and delivered to the school of the child. We don't want to seem like we are overcharging but at the same time we don't want to be giving them away.
School Lunch Box Pricing
Welcome to Chef Talk. You will find many threads on this subject. Here is your best answer.
PRICE = COSTS + PROFIT DESIRED
COSTS = Labor (including your own, if applicable) + Food + Utilities + Rent + Licenses + Tax reserve + Insurance + any other costs of doing business, including interest, depreciation, and all the hidden costs.
PROFIT DESIRED is up to you, what return on your investment do you want?
Ditto the Chefs answers.
I was a bit curious how you are going to make this work.
I understand it can be done but unless you are feeding a majority of the students every day I don't see the profit.
There is a chef member on CT who has a contract to prepare, deliver and serve lunches to an entire student population.
What kind of hoops are you having to jump thru in order to bypass the federal school lunch regulations?
Not trying to poke the bear at all.
Like I mentioned I am sure it CAN be done just wondering how much BS did you have to deal with to get up and running?