Struggling with the budgets set in unit F...

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OliviaHelen
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Struggling with the budgets set in unit F...

Unread postby OliviaHelen » July 2nd, 2017, 7:24 pm

Hi there I'm hoping someone can help me....

I am based in Auckland NZ and I am almost finished with the course (hooray!) however I am a bit stuck with the last few assignments....

The budgets that have been set for the reception of the Wilson-Knight wedding are totally unrealistic for Auckland. The cost of living here is extortionate and there is no way on this earth you could ever cater a wedding for 75 people with hot and cold canapes, a three course sit down meal plus snacks in the evening for $4,500. It just would never happen. You would struggle to buy the raw ingredients for that price. I don't want to be marked down for not including prices as it specifically states in the course guide that we must include prices. I would say that almost none of the budgets for the final assignment (F7) are realistic for Auckland. Do I just change them? Or do I leave them out? Having a nightmare here! Haha I hope someone can give me an idea of what to do....

Many thanks!
trackstar97
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Re: Struggling with the budgets set in unit F...

Unread postby trackstar97 » July 4th, 2017, 10:31 am

Hi, Did you get any feed back on your question
cathom124
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Re: Struggling with the budgets set in unit F...

Unread postby cathom124 » August 24th, 2017, 9:55 am

I had the same problem as well, but just found stuff within the overall budget. Photography budget was a little high so I found potentials that fit the description for a lower cost and allocated the remaining budget from that section to something else.
OliviaHelen
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Re: Struggling with the budgets set in unit F...

Unread postby OliviaHelen » September 26th, 2017, 4:31 pm

Yes I did get a reply saying that the budgets are tight to challenge us...! I basically converted them from USD to NZD then slightly reworked the budget. For example in the final assessment I took some money off the photography budget to add to the catering. It wasn't easy but I managed and now I've graduated with A+ and Merit yay! It took a really long time to try and make the budget work but they did say that if you need to move the budgets around a bit then that was fine so long as you kept inside the overall budget.

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