I’m going to be doing a smoothie bar (yeah sponsored) for a financial firm in Washington, DC, and need to tell the sponsor how much this is going to cost. Has anyone done anything like this before? Any guidance on cost (I know what kind of smoothies will I make, ingredients)? Or, any other things you didn’t know that you know now and would be generous to share with me. Also, any recipes–different ones other than the strawberry, banana smoothie, or ones with kale or spinach? There will be about 60 attendees. /Jayne
I’m not sure how you can price a smoothie bar since I have never had the chance to own one before. Usually it depends on the nature of your contract with them (rent vs. a % of the earnings). Hopefully someone here with more experience in this subject could provide you with a helpful answer. As for recipes if you do a quick search online you will find an infinite number of them. But, here is one I like and feel free to take a look at:
Thanks for your speedy reply! I need to clarify my question: This is a corporate lunch-n-learn to jazz up staff about the importance of nutrition. Instead of me speaking, we’re doing a smoothie bar — an in and out thing where I go in, make smoothies and talk to staff. There is not rent to pay, and I’m not charging for these. I have a sponsor who is paying for my time and materials.
So, if there are 60 people who attend, and I make three variations of smoothies using frozen fruit, how much should I budget in terms of quantity per person. How much should I charge for my time? I’m going to have to do the shopping and probably get a cooler with dry ice to hold the frozen fruit. I’ll also need to have the veggies cut up, say, kale, etc. And, thanks for the nutribullet recipes. I need to keep this simple and serve delicious smoothies that combine ingredients that people aren’t used to. Cheers, Jayne
I see what you mean. One suggestion would be to contact a local store that sells smoothies and talk to the manager regarding your questions. He she might be able to help you as far as logistics goes and give you a better idea as to how much quantity you will need and the amount of money you will need to buy the required ingredients for your presentation. Also contacting a chef who specializes in these type of recipes could be another option/suggestion for you. If you were in the Chicago area I could refer you to a couple of chefs that I know they specialize in these types of events and recipes. I’m sure if you do a quick search online you could find someone with the required experience.
As for how much to charge for your time that is up to you. You mentioned that your sponsor will pay for your time and materials, so I’m not sure what you mean. This sounds like a great opportunity to promote your services to a new and larger group of people, so I would use this type of events to take advantage of all that free exposure. I hope this helps.