Catering Business Plan Template

Financial Plan

Key Revenue & Costs

Revenue for Fine Foods Catering will come from catering event sales. Pricing will be based on the number of people the event expects and will be an all-inclusive price that will include the cost of food, preparation, staff, plates, cutlery, clean-up, as well as a 20% gratuity. The other revenue driver is bar catering and will be priced according to what types of liquors, beer, and wine the client requests. Chef Dominic will add on a 20% gratuity to the cost to stock the bar in order to cover the personnel.

The cost drivers for Fine Foods Catering will be the employee overhead to cover the hourly wages of the cooks, servers, and bartenders. Other cost drivers will be the cost of the food products, plates, utensils, napkins, linens, kitchen tools and equipment. Chef Dominic will also need to purchase a utility van to deliver the food safely to the event. Other cost drivers will be the marketing expenses for print ads and website, kitchen rent and utility cost, and professional insurance for bonding.

Funding Requirements and Use of Funds

Fine Foods Catering is seeking $136,500 in debt financing to open the catering business. The funding will be dedicated to secure the commercial kitchen lease, professional insurance for bonding, working capital to cover supplies and personnel, marketing costs, van, inventory, and supplies. The breakout of the funding is below:

  • Commercial kitchen lease (3 months): $4,500
  • Kitchen Equipment, Supplies, and Inventory: $50,000
  • Utility van with Fine Foods Catering logo: $50,000
  • Bonding Insurance: $10,000
  • Working capital (3 months to cover hourly wages of staff, food, and supplies): $12,000
  • Marketing (includes print ads and website design): $10,000

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Key Assumptions

The following outlines the key assumptions required in order to achieve the revenue and cost numbers in the financials and in order to pay off the startup business loan.

  • Initial Number of Events per Month: 12
  • Initial Average Client Catering Contract: $2,500
  • Annual Kitchen Lease: $20,000

Financial Projections

Income Statement

  FY 1FY 2FY 3FY 4FY 5
Total Revenues$360,000$793,728$875,006$964,606$1,063,382
Expenses & Costs
Cost of goods sold$64,800$142,871$157,501$173,629$191,409
Initial expenditure$10,000$0$0$0$0
Total Expenses & Costs$291,815$416,151$454,000$483,240$514,754
EBITDA$68,185 $377,577 $421,005 $481,366 $548,628
Depreciation$27,160$27,160 $27,160 $27,160 $27,160
EBIT$41,025 $350,417 $393,845$454,206$521,468
Interest$23,462$20,529 $17,596 $14,664 $11,731
PRETAX INCOME$17,563 $329,888 $376,249 $439,543 $509,737
Net Operating Loss$0$0$0$0$0
Use of Net Operating Loss$0$0$0$0$0
Taxable Income$17,563$329,888$376,249$439,543$509,737
Income Tax Expense$6,147$115,461$131,687$153,840$178,408
NET INCOME$11,416 $214,427 $244,562 $285,703 $331,329


Balance Sheet

  FY 1FY 2FY 3FY 4FY 5
Accounts receivable$0$0$0$0$0
Total Current Assets$184,257$381,832$609,654$878,742$1,193,594
Fixed assets$180,950$180,950$180,950$180,950$180,950
Depreciation$27,160$54,320$81,480$108,640 $135,800
Net fixed assets$153,790 $126,630 $99,470 $72,310 $45,150
TOTAL ASSETS$338,047$508,462$709,124$951,052$1,238,744
Debt$315,831$270,713$225,594$180,475 $135,356
Accounts payable$10,800$11,906$13,125$14,469 $15,951
Total Liability$326,631 $282,618 $238,719 $194,944 $151,307
Share Capital$0$0$0$0$0
Retained earnings$11,416 $225,843 $470,405 $756,108$1,087,437
Total Equity$11,416$225,843$470,405$756,108$1,087,437
TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY$338,047$508,462$709,124$951,052$1,238,744


Cash Flow Statement

  FY 1FY 2FY 3FY 4FY 5
Net Income (Loss)$11,416 $214,427 $244,562 $285,703$331,329
Change in working capital($19,200)($1,966)($2,167)($2,389)($2,634)
Depreciation$27,160 $27,160 $27,160 $27,160 $27,160
Net Cash Flow from Operations$19,376 $239,621 $269,554 $310,473 $355,855
Net Cash Flow from Investments($180,950)$0$0$0$0
Cash from equity$0$0$0$0$0
Cash from debt$315,831 ($45,119)($45,119)($45,119)($45,119)
Net Cash Flow from Financing$315,831 ($45,119)($45,119)($45,119)($45,119)
Net Cash Flow$154,257$194,502 $224,436 $265,355$310,736
Cash at Beginning of Period$0$154,257$348,760$573,195$838,550
Cash at End of Period$154,257$348,760$573,195$838,550$1,149,286