Budgets can vary based on location, serving sizes, and menu types.
Here are some guidelines based on 4 servings for a full menu:
- Traditional $175-225
- Paleo $300-350
- GFDF $250-300
- Diet $250-300
- Vegetarian $200-250
- Whole Foods $250-300
- Allergen $250-325
A Math Breakdown:
If you spend $300 on a menu, cooking for 4 people, that actually comes to about $2.50 per person per meal.
The Math: $300 spent / 30 meals = $10 per meal / 4 people = $2.50 per person per meal.
Our menus typically have 15 recipes, but each recipe will be doubled totaling 30 meals.
You can further reduce your costs by making:
- Bulk purchases
- Shopping seasonal sales and manager’s specials
- Using coupons
- Purchasing local produce from a CSA or farmer’s market.
More Budget Resources:
We have some great blog posts on how to save money on your cooking day: