Skillbuilder:Problem Solving

Food Cart Frenzy!

Effort: 10 minutes

+10 Points


(1) $100 gift certificate

5-1E - Food Cart Frenzy

There’s a food cart fair coming to your community, and you’ve been asked to create a food item to sell. Consider what you’d like to sell that will appeal to your community, what you can make, and what you like to eat. You have $50 to purchase your needed ingredients, and your goal is to make a profit of $50. The following is an example that shows a budget for making quesadillas. Come up with your dish and show your budget in the text box or use the sample worksheet (or a different budget sheet-be sure to make sure it is viewable).

For example:
Food item: Cheese quesadilla

Ingredients and their costs:
- Tortillas: $4.99 for a bag of 20 tortillas (each quesadilla uses 2 tortillas)
- Cotija Cheese: $8.99 for 16 oz. (each quesadilla uses 1 oz.)
- Butter: $3.00 for 16 oz. (each quesadilla uses ½ oz.)

Total cost to make 1 quesadilla: $1.15
Selling price: $2.30 per quesadilla
Projected profit per quesadilla: $1.15
Number of quesadillas to make a $50 profit: 43

This budget plan assumes that they will be able to sell all the quesadillas they make, but the actual profit may vary depending on factors such as popularity, the quality of the ingredients, and the marketing strategy.

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