Last Updated on Apr 7, 2020 by James W
Getting your catering company right isn’t a matter of luck. In fact, its a matter of careful planning and organizing so all of the components that are required come together at the right time. But what are the components that are vital for your catering company? Read on to find out.
Now, what would catering company be without an effective menu? Not much that’s what. But what exactly is an effective menu, and is it the same for every type of catering business out there? Well, the short answer is, although there are some universal competent to a successful menu, what works for one establishment won’t necessarily work for another.
The universal elements of a successful menu include a more common sense attitude. For example, it’s unwise to have too many choices on there, because not only doesn’t it make it harder for people to choose. But it is also harder to cook lots of different items. In fact, it’s much better to just focus on a few choice recipes done to the best of your ability.
Now talking of Ability, it is very important that you don’t overreach in what you can cook. Yes, it’s wonderful to push yourself as a chef. But if you can’t get that food out consistently hot, looking attractive, and on time then you are only shooting yourself in the foot.
If you plan to cater events, supply food items to customers, or stores, then you will need transport to make this possible. For some things, like delivery birthday cakes or cookies, your own personal car can be used. As long as it’s recorded on your insurance
But for others such as full buffets, or raw fish and meats, you will need a refrigerated van to make it all possible. So don’t forget to factor in these transport costs and the time it will take for delivery into your business figures.
Obviously, one of the most vital things for any catering company is to have the right sort of premises to be able to work in. Depending on the local laws you may be able to work from home if you have passed hygiene check. Or you may have to invest in professional premises.
If so, remember that you will want enough room not only for cooking. But also to making sure that the storage and waste disposal elements of your business are the required distance apart.
Speaking of waste disposal, that too can be a crucial component of your catering business. As spoiled food need to be dealt with in a legally correct fashion.
That is why it’s important to use a professional team for any hazardous waste disposal. As they can ensure that it is got rid of properly and that no cross contamination happens with the food you are currently working on that you are about to sell.
The last crucial aspect of running a successful catering company is to get your name out there. In particular through positive reviews on online sites and word of mouth.
Of course, to do this, you will have to make sure that your service and the quality of the food is consistently of the highest standard possible.