Catering is basically the business of offering food service in a location such as a restaurant, hotel, resort, hotel, cinema, cruise line, bus terminal, festival site, production site, park, film set, club, or private concert venue. Catering services can be offered by catering companies to caterers who need to cater privately. Catering services have become a great business opportunity for people who are passionate about food and would love to try their hands at catering. The food business is a very profitable one. It is projected to be one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK in terms of growth from 2020 to 2020.
Catering services help to make every event or gathering a memorable one. They are an excellent means of inculcating new clients for any catering business and also help to build long-lasting clientele. A catering service offers a wide range of services that can suit your individual needs. Some of the common services being offered by catering companies include catering for corporate events, birthday parties, anniversary parties, ceremonies, awards evenings, wedding receptions, school proms, and rehearsal dinners.
If you are running a sit-down, buffet-style catering service then you will usually offer either a selection of platters, hand-made deli boards and cutlery, China, or disposable plates and silverware. Buffet style dishes are prepared on-site and then transported to the venue in an approved vehicle for cooking. The number of platters, dishes or silverware you will need depends on the size and number of guests.
There are two types of catering services; live and non-live. Live caterers transport the supplies and utensils to the location on behalf of their clients and prepare them according to the request of the customers. Non-live caterers normally supply the necessary supplies but do not transport the dishes to the venue on behalf of the customers. However, it is sometimes possible to arrange a personal service in which the caterers transport the plates directly to the venue. Catering services are generally available throughout the year.
Catering companies generally cater for all types of events, large or small, cultural or family events, and corporate affairs. Professional catering companies can even design and create menus, depending on the requirements of the customers. Depending on the type of service requested most catering companies have a variety of catering services including full bar, banquet service, live entertainment, kid’s menu, valet parking, and a full bar. Most catering companies now carry high-quality cuisine from around the world.
When preparing food at a sit-down or buffet-style service the caterer must provide plates, silverware, cups, napkins, condiments, and dessert. Often there is a cost for this service, usually based upon the number of people in the party. Catering companies use a variety of decorative tools, such as crystal to enhance the look of their offerings. The majority of catering service companies now provide customized service, which allows them to meet the specific needs of any customer. They can even create special menus just for an individual client.