A catering company makes an attractive business even in a “down” economy, ranking as one of the most low-risk ventures to get up and running. You can start a successful catering business on a relatively small budget and a few clientele and still turn a profit. Catering businesses are less sensitive to swings in the economy because people continue to plan weddings, family reunions, bar/bat mitzvahs and other special events for which they utilize catering services.
A Guide for Success
Like any other small business, starting your own catering service requires planning, preparation, and hard work. How to Start a Catering Business shows you how to research the market, develop a business plan, price your services, plan menus, and manage your catering business each and every step of the way. Author Andrew Thomson draws upon his years of experience as a caterer to share insider tips and tricks to help you navigate the process of starting your own catering service.
Included in this catering business guide is:
- A description of different approaches to a catering businesses, including being a personal/private chef, corporate caterer, full service caterer, specialty caterer, or mobile caterer
- Home-based v. commercial kitchens
- How to create a business plan for your catering business
- An in-depth guide to performing market analysis and competitive analysis for your area
- How to handle contracts, deposits, and cancellations, with sample forms
- How to interview, hire, and train your staff and servers
- How to price menus correctly in order to ensure you turn a profit
- Estimating food and drink amounts for parties of 10 to 1,000
- Food safety tips
- How to create signature menus (with sample ideas)
- Step-by-step instructions for garnishes and other special touches
- Catering terminology
- And much more!
In addition, you will receive valuable sample forms for your catering business:
- Sample balance sheet
- Cash flow statement
- Sample production schedule from one month before an event to the day of the event
- Client consultation form
- And much more!
If you are serious about starting your own catering business, listen to one of our customers:
“I’m amazed at how thorough the author was at explaining how to open a catering business. I could tell the book was written by someone who had direct experience in the catering industry” – Shelley – Kansas City, MO
If you don’t find this book saves you valuable time, research, and money in the process of opening your catering business, I will refund the purchase price! You will more than earn back the price of this book when you fill your first catering assignment.
If you’re passionate about food and excited to serve customers and be our own boss, don’t miss the opportunity to start the catering business of your dreams.
The electronic download you purchase contains the ebook, How to Start a Catering Business in PDF format which you can easily read on your computer or print off. There are no restrictions you have to worry about – this ebook is yours to keep. Additionally, the download contains the templates discussed above in Microsoft Word format. Easy to change and use on your own computer.
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