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View Poll Results: would you travel 5 hours, stay over night for a catering job for a profit of $1800 to $2000
hell yeah.. wouldnt think twice 13 65.00%
nah... would have to be more money 7 35.00%
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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Catering poll....

would you travel 5 hours to do a catering job for at least 100 -125 people for sliced ribeye, chicken, 3 sides, drinks

have to stay probably 2 nights... could crash with my niece possibly... would hire her to help....

hmmmmmmmmmm... thinking about it
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:30 PM   #2
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Figure travel time, setup, cooking, time shopping, and teardown and figure out how much per hour you are making. I'd say no less than $2500.
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You edited a price so I deleted my reply.
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Does this "profit" take into account the cost of your gas, the cost of hiring help and hotel/motel if you can't find a place to stay? Not to mention other expenses like food and the such. If so, I'd probably do it for a profit of around the $2,000 range. You'd get to see familt and maybe pass on a little knowledge of the art. Maybe even recruit some more business out that way.

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Old 11-08-2007, 05:15 AM   #5
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I'd do it if that's what was going into my pocket after every expense had been paid.
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:36 AM   #6
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Put the hotel cost into the equation even if you get a place to stay for free. The next time you might not be so lucky!
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Hell, even if you cleared $1,000 after all is said and done I would jump on it. A half day to get there, a day to do it, and a half day home = two days. Don't know about you but I sure as hell don't make $500.00 a day.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:19 AM   #8
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My niece is an intern events planner down there.. and i believe this is for a racing team or a racing supplier... I told her to add in 500 bucks travel expenses... they wanted a "reasonable" price for catering...

is 25 bucks a head for smoked chicken caccatore, sliced whole beef ribeye at a carving station and 3 sides "reasonable" for 100 or more people? they wanted something done on site and not BBQ
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My niece is an intern events planner down there.. and i believe this is for a racing team or a racing supplier... I told her to add in 500 bucks travel expenses... they wanted a "reasonable" price for catering...

is 25 bucks a head for smoked chicken caccatore, sliced whole beef ribeye at a carving station and 3 sides "reasonable" for 100 or more people? they wanted something done on site and not BBQ
Whether they think it's reasonable or not, I wouldn't do it for any less. That's alot of work, don't sell yourself short Gary.
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I concur with Larry.

Remember, it's not just the time to get there, do the gig, and drive home. You have your time it takes to get the food/supplies you need, prep, and also clean up. As you well know, there's a lot more to a gig then just driving, setting up, cooking, and going home.

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