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Fundraising Guidelines

Presale Tickets

The best way to promote your fundraiser is to sell tickets before the event. It's free advertising and gives you an indication of how many you'll serve.

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Advertising

Along with pre-selling tickets, you'll also want to advertise in your community. Common ways to advertise are Facebook, Twitter, fliers, yard signs, radio, and newspaper. Many newspapers and radio stations will advertise for free if they know it's for a fundraiser!

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices vary by location, but currently the average adult ticket price is between $8.50 and $10. The average child ticket price is between $5 and $6. We suggest offering a discount of $.50 or $1 for pre-sale tickets.

Serving Line/Carryout Amounts

On the day of the event, we will provide you with information regarding how many pieces to put on each plate in the serving line and how many pieces to put in each carry-out.

Serving Seconds

If we have a difficult time keeping up during the event, keep in mind that serving second helpings in the crowd is number one priority. Once a customer sits down to eat, they don't want to wait on food!

Common Side Dishes & Drinks

Most groups will offer three side dishes. Some common sides are baked beans, green beans, coleslaw, potato salad, chips, and applesauce. We can provide and cook french fries or potato wedges for an extra charge. Common drink options are lemonade, iced tea, orange drink, and water.

Venue Checklist

Power Access
We cook with electricity so we need to make sure your facility has the proper power. We need 208V or 240V and each of our cookers needs 60 amps. The most common setup we use is for each cooker to be plugged into a 3-prong 50 amp outlet on a 60 amp breaker.
Cookers
We need a minimum of two cookers, but we might need more depending on the anticipated crowd size. We do all the food preparation and cooking in our trailer so we only need to use your building for power.
Please Note...
This electrical information is very important. If you are not familiar with electricity, please check with an electrician to make sure you have the necessary power for our trailer.

Volunteer Checklist

Fish Breaders
6 or 9 people will be needed depending on the size of the event. Breading will be done in our trailer.
Ticket Seller/Taker
1 person to sell tickets at the door. Also 1 person to take tickets at the beginning of the serving line.
Serving Line & Carryouts
1 person for each item being served. If carryout is in a separate line, 3 or 4 people will be needed to fill carryouts.
Fish Carriers
2 people to carry the food from our trailer to the serving line.
Fish & Drink Servers (Seconds)
2 or more people to walk around while people are eating and offer more food and drink to them.
Kitchen Help
At least 3 or 4 people to work in the kitchen making more drinks, keeping serving line dishes filled, and other kitchen work.
Table Cleanup
2 or 3 people to clean tables off as people are finished eating.
People to Assist Customers
2 people to help customers find their seats (helpful for small children and the elderly).