8 Tips for Maintaining Food Safety at Catered Events

Food Safety and Proper Temperature

Catering businesses can sometimes pose a bigger risk to food safety than traditional restaurants, because the more the food is handled or transported, the greater the risk of bacterial contamination. But as long as caterers properly train their staff and keep a watchful eye on the product, this should not be difficult. Here are eight tips to help caterers maintain food safety standards at their events.

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Catering Display: How to Design the Perfect Buffet

Posted on October 27, 2014
chocolate fountain

You need two things to design a fantastic looking buffet: a good eye for aesthetics and an assortment of decorations and food display items. With these tools at hand, you can create a dazzling buffet that is sure to impress your clients and their guests. Here's what you need to start:

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Developing a Catering Concept

Posted on October 27, 2014
Developing a Catering Concept

There are two big considerations when developing a catering concept: market research and your personal interests and talents. You can tailor your offerings to food that you enjoy cooking, while still leaving room for exploration in other cuisines that you may not be familiar with right off the bat. This guide will help you develop a catering concept that is not only fun and enjoyable, but one that has the potential for real success.

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5 Ways to Create a Temporary On-Site Catering Kitchen

Temporary On-Site Catering Kitchen Depiction

There comes a time in every caterer's career when a temporary on-site catering kitchen is necessary. Maybe it's a wedding, maybe it's a company tailgate party (yes, those exist), or maybe it's an outdoor festival. Perhaps you want to sell food at the local farmer's market. Whatever the case, a mobile on-site kitchen is something every caterer should be able to produce, and there are several different ways to do it. Five Temporary On-Site ...

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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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