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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Hiring Our 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. OneRead More

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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...

Catering Services for a Pub

More and more pubs are offering food and many are now known as gastropubs. For caterers, this provides a wealth of opportunity. Many pubs are teaming up with local caterers to offer food and bar snacks to their customers, without having to have their own chef. Here are some of the benefits: It's good for business. Customers will now often expect a pub to offer a good food menu as well as their usual selection of drinks. A delicious menu...

How to Advertise a Catering Business 

As with any business, a catering business needs to be advertised to obtain and retain customers. People need to know that the business exists and what it is able to offer. These are some of the ways in which to advertise catering services: • Make the building itself noticeable. Choose a branded awning for the entrance and make sure signage is clear. It should be clear what the business does – have some images that suggest high-quality...

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