advice please

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by tomrip, May 6, 2015.

  1. tomrip

    tomrip Newbie

    hello all. i have just gotten a catering request for 75 people. they want pulled pork, cream corn and teriyaki chicken skewers. the  corn and the pork are easy, but i have no idea on how to quote the chicken skewers.the child graduating wanted an oriental  twist to their party.
     
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    The bamboo skewers are cheap. charge 10 cents for the skewer. I would use boneless skinless thighs ( better flavor and wont dry out as fast as white meat. )  4 oz of chicken will make a nice skewer.. So figure out the cost of 4 0z of thigh and and figure cost of the sauce per skewer. triple this cost add 10 cents for the bamboo skewer.  This will give you a base cost per item.

    Thighs @ $1,89 lb.  so this would  be 12 cents per oz. X 4 oz  = 48 cents  + 25 cents for sauce.= 73 cents  X3 = $2.19  then 10 cents for skewer =$2.29 per unit . So i would charge $2,25  per. If it;s a gig where i'm making good money (profit ) on everything else i may drop it to $2 per unit.
     
  3. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    eman has you in the right direction. I know the 3x is to cover the labor, but I would maybe bump it up a little or keep the same depending on what you plan on doing in the down time while smoking the pork.
     

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