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Once you have your training, certifications, insurance, and you have complied with local Health Department and any other government regulations, you are ready to finalize what catering services you will provide and associated fees. The best way to get this information is to contact some local caters. Find out what they offer and their fees. Do same with any restaurants that offer catering services.
Marketing of any business can seem almost impossible. However, you have many options. You can write a press release for local newspapers and radio stations. You can offer your catering services to fund-raising events. You can invite wedding and event planners to a tasting of some of your food. If they know your work, they are more likely to hire you. Once you get your catering business name into community, your best advertisement will be word of mouth.
Now you know just a few things about how to start catering. If you’re still interested then your next step is to get more information about industry and training required. There are plenty of books, such as Complete Idiot’s Guide and other similar series that can help you get started. You should also subscribe to industry magazines to stay ahead of trends and your competition. The internet is another great place to find information, recipes, trends and other issues of catering services.
The last step is to do it. Whether it is just part time or full immersion, remember that through all hard work that in long run it will be worth all effort. People will always need catering services. The potential for growth in this industry is unlimited. There is always room for one more catering business to share wealth.
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