How to Be a Caterer
What caterers do and how they keep gaining clients? You should be a kind of person that enjoys presenting and preparing large dinner parties to be a good caterer.
Here are some ideas on how to be a good caterer and how to be ready.
Responsibilities of a Caterer
Whether you like it or not, it is the main responsibility of the caterer to take care of certain things. Like for example the menu planning, it is the caterer’s responsibility to make sure that the menu is well planned. It should be checked and approved by the client before it would be ready for the event. Food preparation is another concern of the caterer. He or she should have the best skill in cooking if not the caterer should hire a chef that would do the food preparation for the event he or she is holding.
Clients are very particular with the taste of the food you will be serving so it is best that you find time to have a food tasting session with your client and be able to know their comments about the dish they picked and as much as possible try to consider those comments. Include in your primary food concerns the beverage that you will serve in a particular event. The cleaning up the entire scene of the party is not an easy task. You, as a caterer should have a systematic way of cleaning up the mess and the place where the event took place. This is to secure that the all the utensils and things you used in the event are returned to you and to avoid loss.
When and Where To?
It may be challenging to hear but you know, you can start your catering service straight from your own home. If you have trouble in the equipment you need for the catering business, there is available equipment in the market that you could rent for the meantime. If you are already making enough money then that is the best time to buy your own equipment so that you won’t bother renting them from other people. If your own kitchen is too small to handle big catering preparations, there are restaurants out there who are lending their kitchen during their off hours. You could rent their kitchen whenever you have a catering service. All you have to do is to make sure that you rent the restaurant kitchen during its off hours so that you won’t have a conflict with the schedule of use.
Running a catering business does not just require creativity not just in planning and preparing your dishes but also it requires you to be creative on how to get your catering business off the ground. There are some people who would prefer to loan money from other people but if you will just make a strong business plan, you will be able to come up with a budget enough to sustain your business without loaning money from other people. The down part of loaning money is that it would entail interests that might lead to the downfall of your business.