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 whichRead More

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Hiring New Members of your Catering Team

Once you have built up a catering or cooking business, the next thing to do is to begin expanding. This will allow you to grow into a bigger business and complete more work, making money in the long term. Here are some things to think about when hiring staff: DoRead More

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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,...

Hiring New Members of your Catering Team

Once you have built up a catering or cooking business, the next thing to do is to begin expanding. This will allow you to grow into a bigger business and complete more work, making money in the long term. Here are some things to think about when hiring staff: Do they have qualifications in catering? This will show that they are passionate about making good food and that they know their way around a kitchen and food hygiene procedures....

Catering Equipment – What do you Actually Need?

You need the right equipment to be able to create mesmerising dishes. As a caterer, investing in your equipment is investing in your career. But how do you know what you will actually need? The main thing is to check with the venue what they already have. If they have everything you need to serve your food then you won't need to worry about presentation. Check about everything from cutlery to centrepieces, as you don't want to find you...

Selecting a Catering Supplier

As a caterer, you will need a supplier you can rely on. This is incredibly important if you want to be able to produce the highest quality food and keep within the deadlines you have promised your clients. You need to know that your catering supplies will be arriving on time and will be to a good enough standard. If you are looking for a new supplier, a face to face meeting is always advisable. Talk through the business side of things to...

Choosing Catering Options for your Child

Children need to eat a good, balanced diet. It's important for their growth and for their overall health as well. In many schools, children will be given the option to choose from meals provided by the school canteen. Here are some pros and cons of this, and some things for you to think about as a health-conscious parent: What kind of food is served? If it is healthy food, you may be able to get some good options for your child at...

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