Want to know how to start a catering service? Keep reading.
Starting a catering business from home can be a great career for people that enjoy planning, cooking and working with customers. The job of a catering business from home is to ensure meal, appetizers, desserts and drinks are perfect for clientís event. Catering services are used for conferences, birthdays, anniversaries, and, of course, weddings.
In fact, you can specialize by doing only wedding catering and keep yourself busy and your catering service growing. You need to be creative and have a great deal of knowledge about food. However, this is just tip of iceberg. Catering can be hard work.
The first step in starting catering company is to create a catering business plan. This plan will be needed if you try to get a loan to help your catering business get off ground. It will also help you organize yourself and your business, by answering questions, and ensuring your services are professional and dependable.
When you start a catering company you will be required to have many licenses and certifications, and must adhere to Health Department regulations. You will need to contact your local Health Department for specific regulations, certifications, licenses, and insurance information for your area. The Health Department also usually requires an inspection of area to be used for your catering business.
With your catering business start up, you have to decide what types of food you are going to offer. Once you have decided on food, you need equipment to prepare food and a way to transport it. Some places you will be working will have a kitchen that you can use for final preparation, but majority of work will be done at your location.
If you donít have a background in cooking or if you want to be able to get more creative and exotic, you may want to look into cooking classes at a local community college or even a culinary college. You may be able to find a culinary college that offers classes in catering business management. Being able to attend those types of classes, as well as cooking classes would be beneficial and relieve a lot of stress.