Creating a Catering Proposal and Quote

Posted on October 21, 2014
catering proposal

A catering proposal is the quote that outlines the services, food and beverages that will be provided for an event as well as the cost for each item. The proposal usually doubles as a contract. If the client is happy with it and wants to contract you as their caterer, they will sign it at the bottom and give their payment information. For the most professional-looking proposal, use your catering company’s letterhead. In order to create a catering proposal, outline everything you will provide to your client with a price attached to each piece, as well as a grand total price quote for the entire event. There is no specific order that you have to use to present your catering proposal. However, it is recommended that you use a certain organization to make the proposal less confusing to your client. Try ordering your quote in the following manner.

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How to Develop a Catering Menu

Catering Menu Spread

Creating a versatile catering menu that fits your concept and pleases your customers can be a challenge, but it’s extremely rewarding when the client is happy. There are a few steps you can take to understand your client’s needs and create a product that is unique to your brand. Because a creative catering menu stands out among competitors, this is a task that you will want to pay very close attention to.

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Finding a Commercial Kitchen for a Catering Business

Posted on October 15, 2014
commercial Kitchen

Finding a commercial kitchen that works for you is an integral part of bringing your catering concept to life. The location, type and size of your commercial kitchen determines many aspects of your business, including the type of dishes you can make, the capacity of events you can handle and where they can be located. When it's time to find a commercial kitchen where you can drop anchor, guide your search by the type of food you want to make and the scale of your operation. Because we want you to succeed, we've even outlined the 6 most common kitchen options for catering businesses.

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Types of Catering Operations: The Pros and Cons

wedding catering

When they hear the word “catering,” most people think of the last buffet they went through at a wedding or conference, or picking hors d’oeuvres off of a tray at a recent party. However, there are many other types of foodservice operations that fall under the domain of “catering.” If you are thinking of starting a catering company or expanding an existing one, learn about the pros and cons of different types of catering operations to determine what is right for you.

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5 Pizza Shop Horror Stories (and How to Avoid Them) on Halloween

Halloween Pizza Shop Delivery

There are two reasons October is screamingly busy for pizza joints. The first reason is October houses the Halloween holiday which, really, should be a holi-month in my opinion. The second reason is that October is National Pizza Month. You may have heard the stories about running out of serving trays or making a delivery and the pizza’s cold. If you’ve got a pizza shop and have ever operated on Halloween, you’ve probably gotten some first-hand experience. But in case you’re new to the business or have simply been lucky enough to avoid the horrors thus far, here are 5 pizza shop horror stories and how to avoid them this Halloween.

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