If you think about it, restaurants really do have everything they need to start their own catering service. They have clientele due to their customer base; they have food and recipes; they have all of the equipment and staff—all it takes is organizing all of that to work within the boundaries of catering. Restaurant catering is a great way to boost your sales and help reach new customers. If you’re thinking about starting your own restaurant catering service, take it from the pros here at Abundance Catering and read on to find out more.
The Rules of Restaurant Catering
When offering catering services, restaurants ought to think about the four rules that we always abide by, such as organization, headcount, time limits, and the number of guests. Knowing just how many people are showing up, what the schedule looks like, and having every detail planned out beforehand is critical to success when it comes to catering! Planning in advance is absolutely crucial.
For quality restaurant catering, you must understand what equipment is needed for any amount of people as well as how many staff members you’ll need to work all that equipment. Different types of parties are going to need different menus too. You may want to focus on on-premise catering first, then move into off-premise catering once you feel comfortable with that. Restaurants that have larger private dining rooms can increase their sales by hosting parties, weddings, and business conferences.
A Quick FAQ
Questions like how you should price things, what fees to charge, and what kind of equipment you need are always going to be there, but the truth is it mostly depends on your business. However, you likely already have much of the equipment you already need. As far as linens go: it may make more financial sense just to rent linens rather than purchasing all-new ones, especially while you’re still testing the waters of your catering service.
The Abundance Catering Company Provides Your Workplace What It Needs To Succeed!
When you work with The Abundance Catering Company, you get a partner that understands how important it is that your coworkers or students are satisfied with the catering service. Whether you need catering for ten people or 1,000, Abundance Catering can help.
On the day of your event, our staff will arrive on time and set up your order. We bring everything you’ll need, including paper goods, serving pieces, condiments, and ice for beverages. Just show us where to set up, and we will handle the rest!
The Abundance Catering Company specializes in corporate catering and K-12 school dining services for Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore City. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for weekly updates regarding our services and more!