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Texman
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05 08 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

StarsandStripes wrote:

I cannot be more candid when I say I have no idea how to cook for and serve 4,000 people. But I know some mofos that do - you'd better believe I've enlisted their assistance and am beginning to execute their wise advice.

This gig will be knocked dead on its ass. I will maximize profits while taking the best care of both the guests and staff. There is absolutely no doubt about it. Stay tuned (and, seriously, keep posting - I need all the help I can get) - you'll be impressed with the closing chapters. Then I will be the mofo that knows how to cook for 4,000.

Peace.


It appears you are on the right track for success with this deal that will shoot your reputation into the orbits! We look forward to progress so the rest of us may learn….and of course the end of the day of the deal!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05 08 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just think of it as cooking for 40 people, only 1,000 times larger. Shocked

Food is food, your just doing way larger amounts of it.

With the size of this event, even if your cost's run wildly out of control nearing a 75% total cost. your still making $10,000 for a few days work and a few months of planning.

You know how to cook, you just need to get the logistics down and hope nothing out of your direct control goes awry.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05 08 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds real interesting!

Congrats on getting the job! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07 08 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Nutczak wrote:
Just think of it as cooking for 40 people, only 1,000 times larger. Shocked

Food is food, your just doing way larger amounts of it.

With the size of this event, even if your cost's run wildly out of control nearing a 75% total cost. your still making $10,000 for a few days work and a few months of planning.

You know how to cook, you just need to get the logistics down and hope nothing out of your direct control goes awry.


I think I finally figured out why people always have problems with your pricing. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07 08 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S&S, like my post earlier, when it's all said and done I believe your total net will be right around 33%.

The equipment, refrigerated trucks, and the staff required for this event will make a big difference over say a party for 600-1,000.

I have one tomorrow for 650. The first shift of 600 will all be fed within a 30 minute window (8 serving lines can feed 75 quests in 1/2 hour).

I will make a nice paycheck for the day, but not near 50% profit.

When you get all of the prices added up (including ancillary expenses, not just the food) please post and let us know. I would also be curious as to what your labor figures are, and how many helpers you intend to have.

Best of luck on this event, sounds like a great experience!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11 08 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I've gone and done it. Just booked another company picnic for September. Funny - I have the big gig the first week, will spend the next week out of town for my real job, then will do the company picnic the very next week. I'm going to need a twin!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12 08 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

StarsandStripes wrote:
Now I've gone and done it. Just booked another company picnic for September. Funny - I have the big gig the first week, will spend the next week out of town for my real job, then will do the company picnic the very next week. I'm going to need a twin!


Didn't you say once that you were ready to "give up" your day job soon anyway???
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12 08 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many people for this one?

StarsandStripes wrote:
Now I've gone and done it. Just booked another company picnic for September. Funny - I have the big gig the first week, will spend the next week out of town for my real job, then will do the company picnic the very next week. I'm going to need a twin!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12 08 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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StarsandStripes wrote:
Now I've gone and done it. Just booked another company picnic for September. Funny - I have the big gig the first week, will spend the next week out of town for my real job, then will do the company picnic the very next week. I'm going to need a twin!


Didn't you say once that you were ready to "give up" your day job soon anyway???


That would be fabulous.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12 08 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kingconsulting wrote:
How many people for this one?

StarsandStripes wrote:
Now I've gone and done it. Just booked another company picnic for September. Funny - I have the big gig the first week, will spend the next week out of town for my real job, then will do the company picnic the very next week. I'm going to need a twin!


7000........ Laughing Laughing Laughing .........70.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12 08 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After your big gig 70 would be relaxing and almost like a vacation Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21 08 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StarsandStripes wrote:
Ding, Ding, Ding! All systems are go. Verbal agreement was made today. I'll have the signed contract by 1 May.

Holy sheep shnykies. WTF am I going to do now? Move to Mexico?


We were just curious as to how this 4k catering project was coming along?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 08 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Texman wrote:

We were just curious as to how this 4k catering project was coming along?


Ditto!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10 08 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump! How is it going. Curious.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10 08 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bump! How is it going. Curious.



Ditto.

Many of us were excited about this 4k catering for S&S in September (this month).

In fact I think he solicited expertise/advice from established caterers from this forum, and he had intent of recruiting help from forum members that were logistically close enough to help with this event, like Adolpho….best I remember.

Hopefully S&S will respond after he completes this gig so that we may learn the pluses, pitfalls etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10 08 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yupp, me too!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10 08 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never heard from him, but then again, I've been busy as a bee. So much gigging (music), getting school going and catering just a tad. This past weekend I did do 15 briskets only. I know some of you guys frown on that, but it was decent money.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10 08 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He may have had to give up the gig since he was deployed to help with Gustav.

I don't know just guessing here. I'd like to know what happened as well. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10 08 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adolpho wrote:
I never heard from him, but then again, I've been busy as a bee. So much gigging (music), getting school going and catering just a tad. This past weekend I did do 15 briskets only. I know some of you guys frown on that, but it was decent money.


Hey, you can never frown on extra cash!! Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10 08 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lantern wrote:
He may have had to give up the gig since he was deployed to help with Gustav.

I don't know just guessing here. I'd like to know what happened as well. Smile


I didn't re-read the entire threrad, but this was discussed with S&S (because he bagged on a client previously for this reason) and he told us that he was locked in to have the time off no matter what. (yupp, 1st page, top third)

Now with a Gov't job, we all know what happens when Uncle Sam say's jump! Wink
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