logo
g
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Personal Chef Site

BellaOnline's Personal Chef Editor

g

April 30 2009 Personal Chef Newsletter


Greetings!!!

You can learn a lot from your local restaurants. Mainly, you see not only what folks eat on a regular, but also what they're willing to pay for it. Now couple that info with the knowledge of markups and overhead and you've got a winning combination for understanding the direction you need to go in while creating your pricing structure. Although this is by no means the end all when it comes to what YOU charge, it is a good template.

From this point forward take every opportunity to get into your future clients heads and discover what their hot buttons are that cause them to go out to eat instead of cooking at home and exploit that knowledge by giving them not only what they want, but also what they need.

Bon Appetite!

----------------------------
FOOD TIPS:
----------------------------

I had a very interesting conversation with a butcher, a meat wholesaler a mail order food company this past week talking about wholesale to retail costs, mark-ups and profit margin. It was very enlightening and I learned that each place has its own psychology behind their pricing structures. I also found that their mark-ups may give them a profit margin of anywhere between 30 - 38%. This isn't across the board, but it definitely is not a rarity. Take some time to delve into the minds of your suppliers, you'll be all the richer for it.

------------------------
UP THIS WEEK
------------------------

ARTICLES
----------------

Here's the latest article from the Personal Chef site at BellaOnline.com.

Your Favorite Eateries - A Guide To Pricing
Jason Hodge - Editor, Personal Chef & Vegetarian Sites
Restaurants, diners and bistros alike can be more than just a place to eat. They can be your interactive classroom. Personal chefs ask me about how to price their services; and although there's no real concrete number, there are principles to give you some direction on pricing your services.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art21551.asp




=========================

FORUM DISCUSSIONS & POLLS
-----------------------------------------------


============================================================

VISIT US
--------------

To participate in free, fun, really active online discussions, visit us at our
community forum and join a conversation.

It's located here:
http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=95

=====================================================

CLOSING
---------------

You know, I really enjoy writing for you. If you tell me the areas you're most interested in I'll do my best to address them. Let me know what's on your mind and let's have a lot of fun together as we explore the world of food and the folks who love it. Pass this newsletter along and let's do breakfast, lunch and dinner together.

Join me next week when I put out more foodie stuff!!!

As always... it's been a pleasure sharing with you. Until next time...


Jason Hodge
Personal Chef & Vegetarian Editor
http://personalchef.bellaonline.com
http://vegetarian.bellaonline.com
http://MySpace.com/HealthyCuisine - join my friends on MySpace and be ready for my upcoming cooking series.
http://twitter.com/HFiNews - be the first to know when I have new content!

One of hundreds of sites at BellaOnline.com


Unsubscribe from the Personal Chef Newsletter

Online Newsletter Archive for Personal Chef Site

Master List of BellaOnline Newsletters



g

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Personal Chef Newsletter

g features
How To Make Dill Oil - An Herbed Oil

Reframing the Restrictive Diet Mindset

Ideas On How to Use Vietnamese Coriander

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor