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so it occurs to me that AnTir West might be the perfect opportunity for a fund raising dinner as we are discussing in my previous post.... lots of cooks to pull from, and more importantly, lots of foodies to buy tickets :)

hmmm. definately something to ponder....

 

do you raffle the dinner as a unit, potentially not making back your food costs?

do you take bids on the dinner? auction it off to the highest bidder? (in my experience these rarely go for what they're worth)

do you sell individual tickets, up to a total of 12 or so?

do you ask the cooks etc to donate the costs of foodstuffs? do you accept monetary donations for that on top of ticket prices?

the logistics kinda make ones head spin....

 

just brainstorming

Date: 2009-10-01 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copper-oxide.livejournal.com
do you ask the cooks etc to donate the costs of foodstuffs? do you accept monetary donations for that on top of ticket prices?

What about something like this? See if areas of the Kingdom (or Kingdoms) will donate their special local produce. Such as wine from Vulcanfeldt, apples from Crane Haven, wheat from Wealdsmere, and split peas & lentils from ummmmm, etc.
(Obviously I'm most familiar with Inlands farming)

This might just provide a portion of the available foods, but it could be fun.

Date: 2009-10-01 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viking-food-guy.livejournal.com
I'd sell individual tickets for what they are really worth, a la political fundraisers.

Date: 2009-10-01 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] banzaimf.livejournal.com
What about something like a set minimum price for pairs of tickets, each pair is up for bid. 6 highest bids get a pair.

Date: 2009-10-01 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mad-duchess.livejournal.com
I'd sell individual tickets and price them high--high enough to cover the cost of the food and then some. plus provide plenty of opportunities at the dinner to fleece the rubes, um, I mean "diners" for more money. Like auctioning off donated objets d'art, for example.

Date: 2009-10-01 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loupnoir.livejournal.com
So much depends on what you're offering. If it's a total dining experience, like the one you linked to and it's for a good cause, charge a hundred bucks a ticket. Make it *the* event. Even in a depressed area like here, charity dinners, unless they're of the cheapass spaghetti and stale bread sort, tend to start at $70 and go up.

Date: 2009-10-01 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayeshadream.livejournal.com
I'm picturing a fundraiser that is also fairly full emmersion. I bet if we asked really nicely we could get Vittorosa and/or some of the talents up here to come up with some entertainments that match the theme of the dinner. If you did an Italian theme I could provide serving ware, so they'd just have to show up, but I wouldn't be willing to donate it all together (unless I can get good enough to make it specifically to donate before then). I just can't bear to part with my deruta. :)

I would be willing to both help and donate foodstuffs, but I'm not sure if all those willing to donate their efforts and energy would be able to do so. People are happy to donate what they can, sometimes that is fiscal, some times it's sweat equity.

I agree with a previous poster- at least $50 per ticket, or aution them off as pairs and take the highest 6 bids.

Date: 2009-10-01 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countess-e.livejournal.com
If you're going to go to the work, I say pull out the stops, sell individual tickets and charge every bit the traffic will bear. If it's a cool enough experience (and for a cause that people can get behind) people will pay. If this happens I really, really hope I get to help.

Date: 2009-10-01 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dame-eleanor.livejournal.com
Yes...that!
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