Managing Restaurant Catering Operations
Restaurant operators continue to discover the value of catering in their business, and despite the bumps and challenges you may face along the way, we’re here to partner with you to help grow and expand your business. With targeted customer-focused tools, solutions, and products, we can help you ensure that your catering operation continues to succeed.
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Essentials to Develop a Successful Catering Menu
If you’re not already doing so, make sure you play to your strengths based on your core menu concept, equipment, and expertise. Catering menus often offer larger portion sizes and sometimes offer items that are not on the current restaurant menu. See how we help our customers develop catering menus based on their business goals.
Find Profitability in Your Restaurant Catering Service
Restaurant catering profitability is equal to or sometimes greater than the on-premise operation. However, there are some increased packaging costs with catering, and an off-premise catering style will require an initial investment to transport prepared food to the location.
We offer tools and services that determine your costs, provide restaurant catering supplies, and manage your investment to ensure the most profitable outcome.
Discover the Catering Style That Works For Your Business
Whether you pursue off-site catering, on-site catering, or takeaway catering, each brings its own challenges and opportunities:
- Off-site catering is the most complex given the need for preparation, transport, set up, distribution, and cleanup. It can also be the most profitable. Learn more about off-site catering.
- On-site catering is simpler but it assumes you have the extra space to accommodate group events separate from your day-to-day restaurant operations. Find essential on-site catering supplies.
- Takeaway is the easiest, and where many restaurateurs start given that prep and packaging for customer pickup is the only operational impact. Discover what you need to succeed with takeaway catering.
Audit Your Catering Equipment & Supplies
You may have most of what you need to start a catering operation on-site, but your catering style could require additional food prep and cooking appliances, dishes, containers, food carriers, and additional or portable tables, chairs and tableware. We specialize in determining your catering business’ supply needs.
Analyze Your Current Space
Restaurant catering requires dedicated space for prep, cooking, and significant packaging. Additionally, holding bins may be necessary to stage items while the order is assembled for either serving on-premise or transport off-premise. These tasks can sometimes require additional if not dedicated space.
Get Catering Resources Tailored For Your Business
We have helped many restaurants expand their businesses by providing them with valuable knowledge and restaurant catering supplies. Often, catering allows you to increase your sales without adding more to your current building space.
No matter your operation size or type, we can partner with you to help your business grow and succeed.