Parties at home – should I hire a caterer?

Many people love entertaining and if you have young children, it seems like parties at home are becoming an ever-more common occurrence. Booking venues for events can be expensive, especially when you factor in food, not to mention that you’re often time-limited, and the food may be primarily beige andRead More

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Thinking About your Customers as a Caterer

Working as a catering professional in a busy environment, it can be easy to lose sight of the people you are actually working for – your customers. When you are busy working in a kitchen, you can feel very far removed from the people eating and enjoying your food. ItRead More

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Parties at home – should I hire a caterer?

Many people love entertaining and if you have young children, it seems like parties at home are becoming an ever-more common occurrence. Booking venues for events can be expensive, especially when you factor in food, not to mention that you’re often time-limited, and the food may be primarily beige and leave more than a little to be desired. Plus, if the event or occasion is for one of your children, it’s often in a highly child-focused...

Thinking About your Customers as a Caterer

Working as a catering professional in a busy environment, it can be easy to lose sight of the people you are actually working for - your customers. When you are busy working in a kitchen, you can feel very far removed from the people eating and enjoying your food. It is important never to lose sight of the people you are catering for, as this stops the job becoming a routine. You should think about crafting your menus and your services to...

Hiring Out a Marquee for a Wedding and your Catering Requirements

A marquee makes a great venue for a wedding. It's a good way to be able to seat all of your guests in one place and have plenty of room to adjust the layout as you wish. It is also likely to be cheaper than hiring our a building. One of the main things you will need to think about is the catering for your wedding. If you hire our a building, often there will be a kitchen and you will be able to book wedding breakfast and buffet packages...

Hiring Equipment for your Event or Special Day

Sometimes, it just isn't practical to buy everything you need for an event. Whether you are a caterer, an event planner or the person holding the event, you will be in the same position - in need of equipment to make sure your event runs smoothly. Looking for event equipment hire could be a viable option for you, as it will give you the opportunity to get hold of everything you need for a fraction of the price of buying it....

Gaining a Catering Qualification

Catering is an industry where you will usually be expected to have a qualification of some kind. This proves that you are competent and understand the processes that are essential to what you are doing, like good food hygiene and good ingredient storage. There are lots of ways in which you can gain a qualification. There are lots of different qualifications you may earn, including a Diploma in Professional Cookery, an NVQ in Hospitality,...

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