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Old 18th February 2015, 10:36 AM
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I have done some outside catering events used to own a catering trailer. The organisers will be charging thousands of pounds up front to the caters for a pitch. Also all them pitches will not be prime spots some caters will get bad pitches the prefered cater will get the best spots.

You have the caterers travelling cost most of them will have traveled around 100 mile each way burns alot of fuel food as to be bought upfront as well which is a big guess you may have 200 customers or 500. Wages of the staff which are working the event

Also most big events set certain prices ie tea coffee and cans of juice so other caters are not under cutting one another ie 50p for tea or a coffee and a 1 for a tin of juice etc

Also at the end of the day there has to be a profit involved and some of the caterers would have made cash and some will have gone home bust it is not as easy what people think and most of the price fixing is done by the organisers not the caterers
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Old 18th February 2015, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by popsheep View Post
Went to the shooting show today,sitting in the eating area with the old cheese sandwich I was joined by 2 other shooters. In conversation that followed their 2 breakfasts cost 17 pounds and for lunch 2 burgers and drinks cost 15 pound's all of a sudden the old sandwich tasted alot better stuff them prices.
That makes the 25 for two BK whoppers with shakes at Male airport dept lounge more palatable.
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Old 18th February 2015, 04:19 PM
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I think it's quite a novel concept.

Charge your customers for looking at what you've got to sell.
Then rip them off for being hungry

Could catch on

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Old 18th February 2015, 04:33 PM
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only people who get ripped off is the caterers and the public not the organisers are always the winners.

The caterers would have paid in the area of 5000 pound up front before a penny goes back into there pocket at the the big music festivals like t in the park or v festival caterer is paying uto 20,000 up front before he makes a penny if he gets a rubbish pitch 40 percent are than his buisness is bust in one weekend.

Also as i said it is mainly the organiser who fix the prices.
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