Help with pricing out pizza in Hawaii

Aloha Everyone,
I want to figure out what a pizza is going to cost me to make in Hawaii.
Specifically, for a large pepperoni pizza (16")?

I am going to call some restaurant supply places on Monday and need to know what to ask for?
What typically would I need to order from these guys?
Flour … what size bag, 100#?
Pepperoni …What size is typical?
Cheese (montzerella) … What size is typical?
Sauce
Yeast… What is a typical order size?

I’m not worried at this time about salt, sugar, oil, etc. Just the biggies. We can add .20-.30 cents for the little stuff. Any help is appreciated. I have never called a restaurant supply before and don’t wanna sound like an idiot. :oops:

After I get the numbers I am hoping we can plug them in and get a guestimate of what the pizza will cost to make.

High glutton flour is normally purchased in 50 lb. bags although some people use 25 lb. bags. Sliced pepperoni will typically come in a 10 or 25 lb. box. Mozzarella cheese (part skim or whole milk) will normally be packed 6 x 5 lb. bags of shredded or 8 x 6 lb. blocks. A 20 lb. box of yeast may last 2 months for me, so I don’t really consider it significant. The other food products to look closely at would be sauce, boxes, sausage, and wings if you plan to sell them.

Mahalo!

I will call on Monday to try to get quotes, then maybe we can figure out how much each pizza will cost in materials.

Freddy

HI is no doubt a different market then most States. Your delivered costs for ingredients will be much higher than most-- obviously you will need to price your product accordingly. I could help you determine you final pricing once you research your raw ingredients.

Aloha Freddy,

I can give a little help with finding the right sources for some of those items, if you would like. Who are you contacting? HFM, Suisian, Hansen, Y Hata are the big ones to check out here in the islands. HFM (Hawaii Flour Mills) has 50# high gluten flour that we use, and depending on your potential usage, it can range anywhere from $20 per bag, up to $27 or so… Mozzarella prices for us are surprisingly reasonable compared to what I have seen others on this board say they are paying - same for meats.

Where are you located? Another consideration for which vendor you use is delivery schedule, depending on where you are. Some companies have warehouses on multiple islands, some have to have everything barged in…

Let me know if I can help!

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

I live on Maui.

So far I have contacted VIP Foodservices and am waiting for a quote on materials. As soon as I get it i will let you know.
http://www.vipfoodservice.com/

Who else on Maui handles wholesale restaurant foods?

HFM Foodservice services Maui through their affiliate HFM Morrad. It appears that they do have next day delivery, which will definitely be helpful. I’m on the Big Island, and our delivery schedule is a bit different / challenging…

http://hfmfoodservice.com/Delivery/service.html

Good luck!

Aloha guys, here is a list I received for pizza supplies on Maui. Could somebody give me an idea of what a 14" large pepperoni pizza is gonna cost me? Also how do these prices compare to what you guys are paying?

All help is very appreciated.

Item# Pack Size Brand Item Description Price
89170 2 5 LB. HORMEL PEPPERONI SLCD CHAR-PROOF 36.89
93008 2 5# HORMEL BACON BITS/TOPPING DICED CKD 3/8IN HRML 54.51
100515 1 10 LBS POCINO SAUSAGE TOPPING CKD POCINO (Y) 35.80
122165 4 2.5# HORMEL CHICKEN RSTD TOPPING STRIP 49.93
214015 2 6#AVG STELLA CHEESE MOZZ WHL MILK LOAF STELLA (Y) 2.74
214022 6 5 LB. GARDENIA CHEESE MOZZ WHL MILK SHRD (Y) 82.81
214024 6 5# STELLA CHEESE SHRD MOZZ PART-SKIM (Y) 84.93
214030 4 5# GREAT LAKES CHEESE MOZZ WHL MILK SHRED 85037 (Y) 56.78
214110 4 2.5 LB. STELLA CHEESE PARM SHRD (Y) 43.81
214115 4 5 LB ROSANO CHEESE PARM SHRD FINE/FANCY (Y) 114.29
214150 4 5 LB CHALLENGE CHEESE PARM DRY GRATED 69.58
224033 24 3 OZ KRAFT CHEESE RTL PARM GRTD CAN 1542 52.05
378611 48 11 OZ RICH’S PIZZA DOUGH SMALL BRISTOL RICH’S 39.27
378615 24 19 OZ RICH’S PIZZA DOUGH MED BRISTOL RICHS 33.11
378620 20 26 OZ RICH’S PIZZA DOUGH LARGE BRISTOL RICH’S 37.54
510010 1 50 LB GENERAL MILLS FLOUR ALL PURPOSE H&R GM (Y) 21.31
510095 1 50 LB GENERAL MILLS FLOUR SUPREME HYGLUTEN BLCHD ENRICH (Y) 26.44
530025 6 #10 AMERICAN ROLAND VEG CAN ARTICHOKE HRT QRTD (Y) 63.16
550210 6 #10 CAN DOLE FRUIT CAN PINEAPPLE CHUNK IN JUICE (Y) 35.94
550255 6 #10 DOLE FRUIT CAN PINEAPPLE SLCD CH JUICE (Y) 38.13
550269 6 #10 DOLE FRUIT CAN PINEAPPLE TIDBIT CH JUICE (Y) 38.13
630100 6 #10 LINDSAY OLIVE SLCD FCY (Y) 64.10
750400 6 104 OZ ANGELA MIA SAUCE MARINARA ANGELA MIA (Y) 39.50
750435 6 104 OZ ANGELA MIA SAUCE PIZZA RTU ANGELA MIA (Y) 33.53
750437 6 #10 BONTA SAUCE PIZZA W/BASIL BONTA 32.18
770222 1 6.25 OZ MCCORMICK SPICE MIX ITAL SEASNG (6) MMC 8.01
770223 1 1.75 LB MCCORMICK SPICE MIX ITAL (3) MMC 25.29
916539 1 50 WHALEN PIZZA BOX 10IN WHITE BFLUTE (Y) 18.63
916540 50 EA WHALEN BOX PIZZA 12" WHITE CORRUGATED FLUT (Y) 25.79
916542 1 50 WHALEN BOX PIZZA 14" WHITE B FLUTED (Y) 25.41
916543 1 50 WHALEN BOX PIZZA 16IN CORRUGATED BFLUTE WH (Y) 32.97
947011 1 1000 JOSEPH WONG FORK PLAS COMBO F/K/S/NAP (Y) 114.84
947017 10 100 POLAR PLASTICS SPOON PLAS SOUP MED WT (Y) 18.20
947030 10 100 NUTRIBON FORK PLAS MED WT WHITE P/S (Y) 15.77
947031 10 100 NUTRIBON SPOON PLAS MED WT 6IN WHITE P/S (Y) 15.77
947032 10 100 NUTRIBON KNIFE PLAS MED WT WHITE P/S (Y) 15.77
947033 10 100 NUTRIBON FORK PLAS MED WT BLACK P/S (Y) 15.77
947034 10 100 NUTRIBON SPOON PLAS BLACK MED 6 IN P/S (Y) 15.77
947035 10 100 NUTRIBON KNIFE PLAS MED WT BLACK P/S (Y) 15.77
957001 12 100 NATURE’S OWN GR PLATE PAPER 9IN LT WT WHITE (Y) 35.16
957020 10 100 NATURES OWN PLATE PAPER 6IN LT WT WHITE (Y) 19.91
957106 4 250 COMPANIONS PLATE PAPER 5-7/8IN MED WT COMPANIO (Y) 50.48
961002 4 250 COMPANIONS FOOD TRAY 1/4# COMPANION (Y) 28.94
961004 4 250 COMPANIONS FOOD TRAY 1/2# COMPANION (Y) 34.99
961011 4 250 COMPANIONS FOOD TRAY 1# COMPANION (Y) 34.08
961012 4 250 COMPANIONS FOOD TRAY 2# COMPANION (Y) 38.28
961013 2 250 COMPANIONS FOOD TRAY 3# COMPANION (Y) 26.09
961014 4 250 DIXIE FOOD TRAY 2# SAGE DIXIE (Y) 40.41
970072 1 25 LB PEPPER FRESH BELL GREEN H-1 (Y) 27.89
970490 1 CASE MUSHROOM FRESH MED US-1 (Y) 37.08
970600 1 50LB.AV ONION FRESH YELLOW JBO US-1 (Y) 22.23
970610 1 25 LB ONION FRESH RED RND MED US-1 (Y) 16.44
973066 1 5# AVG PEPPER FRESH BELL YELLOW PKG 3.62
973071 1 5# AVG PEPPER FRESH BELL GREEN PKG 2.81
973086 1 5# AVG PEPPER FRESH BELL RED PKG (Y) 3.01
973591 1 5# AVG ONION FRESH MED RND PKG 0.69

Using a premade dough and the standard weights that I use on my 14" pizza, a 14" pepperoni pizza will cost you $4.27 including the box. To have a 30% food cost on this pizza you would need to charge $14.23. This cost could be reduced by making you own dough. Again using my formula for dough you would reduce this cost by 81 cents. At a cost of $3.46 to have 30% food costs you would need to sell at $11.53.

I hope this helps

Thanks Daddio! This helps me out quite a bit. :smiley:

Any chance you could break down a 16" pepperoni as well?

Multiply by 1.3