How to Write a Catering Proposal

How to Write a Catering Proposal A catering proposal is the quote – given by the caterer to the client – that outlines the services, food and beverages that will be provided for an event as well as the cost. The proposal usually doubles as a contract. If the client is happy with it and…

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Pricing a Catering Menu

Pricing a Catering Menu Finding the right catering equipment and catering supplies marks the beginning of delivering a winning catering menu. Next, you need to develop a range of menu choices with calculated food costs for each item. This is not as easy as it seems, since you may not know at first what kind of events…

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Types of Catering – Which is Right for You?

Types of Catering Operations: The Pros and Cons When they hear the word “catering,” most people think of the last buffet they went through at a wedding or conference, or picking hors d’oeuvres off of a tray at a recent party. However, there are many other types of foodservice operations that fall under the domain…

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BBQ Catering Tips

BBQ Catering Tips Are you thinking of adding BBQ to your catering menu? If not, maybe it’s time you did! After all it’s in high demand for outdoor weddings, festivals, company picnics and many more warm-weather events. Get the low down on how to get started with this top ten list of BBQ catering tips.…

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Wedding Menu Ideas

Wedding Menu Ideas and Tips Natural disasters and over-sharing or over-inebriated relatives aside, few things can derail an otherwise fantastic wedding faster than a poorly executed wedding menu. It’s not that necessarily everything hinges on the quality of the food, but if you serve a good meal, people are more inclined to linger longer, dance…

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Developing a Catering Menu

Developing a Catering Menu Creating a versatile catering menu that fits your concept and pleases your customers can be a challenge, but it’s extremely rewarding when the client is happy. There are a few steps you can take to understand your client’s needs and create a product that is unique to your brand. Because a…

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Developing a Catering Concept That WOWS!

Developing a Catering Concept That WOWS! There are two big considerations when developing a catering concept: market research and your personal interests and talents. You can tailor your offerings to food that you enjoy cooking, while still leaving room for exploration in other cuisines that you may not be familiar with right off the bat. …

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Food that Travels Well Creating an Off-Site Catering Menu

Food that Travels Well Creating an Off-Site Catering Menu For a start-up caterer, developing a menu is very different from developing a restaurant menu. In addition to ensuring that the food will taste delicious and fit within the business concept, a caterer must be careful to choose food items that will travel well and hold…

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How to Start a Catering Business

How to Start a Catering Business If you are a food service entrepreneurs who doesn’t like being tied down to regular hours and predictable business, then catering may be just the business for you! Caterers only have to take on what they can handle. In fact, a catering business can be operated part-time, or even…

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Marketing a Catering Business

Marketing a Catering Business: How to Get Catering Clients Unlike restaurants, most catering businesses don’t have the luxury of a storefront location where they can hang up a big sign and let everyone know they are in the neighborhood. Only large-scale catering companies can afford this kind of space. Most caterers work from home or…