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fergolicious
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16 12 3:35 am    Post subject: Competition Team advice Reply with quote

I just recently started my own BBQ competition with a group of friends. We just cooked our first contest and did pretty good for rookies. As the head cook, the owner of the pits and the person doing 99% of the cooking and recipes, how do I split up any profits from winning? We have four team members and we all put in equally for the entry fee and we all put in equally for the meat for the most part. I was thinking of doing a percentage breakdown, but not sure what is fair. Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16 12 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you split the costs, then split the winnings.

dont consider the equipment because it is still your equipment.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16 12 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, but some people on the team have bigger roles then others. It's just like Head Coaches make more then assistant coaches, Principals more then teachers, etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16 12 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like you should just foot the entire cost of competing and then keep all the winnings.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16 12 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No "I" in team. If your splitting the cost equally I say you split the winnings equally.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16 12 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I pay into a team an equal share, I should get an equal share back.

If you want to run it on a percentage line then specify everything up front and invite people to join you under those rules.

Feels a little wrong to me almost bait and switch, not trying to bust on you, but these things show up every once in a while, and every time the answers come out the same.

Equal is equal, unequal is not.

Equal in should mean equal out.

I am part of a 3 man team, we put in the same, the pits are owned by each member individually, but me work as a team, I don't need the trophies so I let the others share who holds what trophy...perhaps I should get more money because I don't get the trophies?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16 12 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to run it somewhat like a business then take the winnings and return the money payed in to you and the other members equally then keep the rest in a slush fund accountable by everyone and use the excess for the next comp. If you continue to win then there will be comps funded by the slush fund and some that are not. The trophy's can be displayed at future comps or divided up between members. In my opinion if you try to decipher pay according to work load your team will dissolve before your eyes. Everyone has a job that is pertinent to the success of the team whether it is tending a fire, cleaning dishes, prepping meat, or tending the cooker.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17 12 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all thank you for the responses. Some of you were a little brash, but no problem. I never intended on keeping everything for myself. I wanted to see how other teams do it. I want to be fair in regards to each team members financial contribution as well as their physical contribution. That seems like common sense, but maybe I am wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17 12 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fergolicious wrote:
First of all thank you for the responses. Some of you were a little brash, but no problem. I never intended on keeping everything for myself. I wanted to see how other teams do it. I want to be fair in regards to each team members financial contribution as well as their physical contribution. That seems like common sense, but maybe I am wrong.

I didn't mean to seem brash I merely gave you a solution to your problem. The solution I gave you is more or less how my Son-in-law and the other two members of their team work it. Sometimes the slush fund is tapped and a member may be tight on funds but if they want to compete in one then the others foot the extra cost, the end result is the same the money is divided and or goes in the slush fund to support their hobby/habit.
I hope this helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17 12 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if everyone is paying in equally, after cost have been removed from the pot, then split it equally. Team is important then to design a program where everyone carries an equal load of the work, organization clean up and packing. Have every thing down a head of time as to who is responcible for what. That keeps from the issues of, "well I did more then you did so I deserve more money" Now if you footed the whole monatary bill from food to entery fees and such, those come out of the equaltion first.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17 12 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Competition Team advice Reply with quote

fergolicious wrote:
I just recently started my own BBQ competition with a group of friends. ...... Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17 12 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been a member here for almost 3 years and reading the forum longer than that. The most important thing I have learned is if you don't want an honest answer here is don't ask the question to start out with. I didn't see any brash comments only honest answers and here's mine. If I'm expected to contribute money equally in, then I would expect an equal payout. As far as equal amounts of work, who's in charge of delegating who does what?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18 12 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats the way our team does it, we split the entry fee with the slush account paying for the meat and supplies. any "extra winnings" would be split equally. thats why we do PC, to cover the meat and any extra costs.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19 12 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is why my wife is my teammate. When we win, she gets the money -- no arguments at all. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19 12 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bedlam BBQ wrote:
This is why my wife is my teammate. When we win, she gets the money -- no arguments at all. Laughing

Pretty much the way it is here Steve. Laughing I couldn't tell ya what the checks even look like. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19 12 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How I've always done it is I own everything and it's all my recipes and I'm not there for the $$ I'm there for the trophies so all our winnings so far I've given to the team members. But one thing we have always done is give a percentage back to the organizers of the contest. Just our small way of giving back and my team members always agree too. I've never made a dime competing but my team usually does pretty good $$ wise. And I have a full trophy case. Everyone has been happy so far.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20 12 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skidder wrote:
How I've always done it is I own everything and it's all my recipes and I'm not there for the $$ I'm there for the trophies so all our winnings so far I've given to the team members. But one thing we have always done is give a percentage back to the organizers of the contest. Just our small way of giving back and my team members always agree too. I've never made a dime competing but my team usually does pretty good $$ wise. And I have a full trophy case. Everyone has been happy so far.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20 12 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless your starting a team from scratch, and buying the equipment as a team. Then you will always hae someone who owns the most of the equipment.

You need to sit down and talk about how your are going to handle the money, if and when you get some. Around here unless you in the top 5% of teams your not going to cover the cost of the events.

If your unhappy about the way thngs are gong in your team now. Give everyone a large part of the work to do. If someone is just sitting there and not working. Were they given a job to accomplish? It may seem easier to just do things your self, but expect others to do it if they weren't asked.

On our team, I own everything, and pay everything. My brother goes and helps, but I do all the cooking. If we win, I keep the money, but I also provide all the gas and food and t-shirts and our meals all weekend. Our only big good size check was for $1,250 a few weeks ago, but I did the event solo.

Got to work things out up front.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22 12 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bedlam BBQ wrote:
This is why my wife is my teammate. When we win, she gets the money -- no arguments at all. Laughing


My wife isn't my teammate but she still gets the money anyway. Very Happy
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