Catering is the business of providing food service at a remote site or a site such that some of all party food for an event is prepared. Catering service one good business in Nigeria that is highly lucrative. As a caterer you should be prestigious, you should have all the facilities and expertise for providing quality services. You should be able to provide both indoor and out door catering services to your clients for birthday parties, corporate get together, seminars and many others. Starting a catering business means you are your own boss.
Venturing into catering business can fetch you up to N1,500,000. You want to find out how you can make this work, please read along. I know of a wedding caterer, who will not charge her clients less than N500,000, this charges does not include buying food stuffs and cooking ingredients. The charges only include cost of renting cooking pots, spoons, serving plates, cooks wages, waitress wages and other running cost.
There are various types of catering, in this aspect we are going to talk about the wedding catering, the wedding catering consist of various sections and it includes;
Cook service needs to have gained expertise in offering high quality cook services. You should recruit cooks that are experts in their domain and good enough to provide satisfactory services to clients. All the cooks that will be offered by you should be well trained and efficient enough to cook all kinds of dishes.
The food should be cooked in very hygienic conditions, your cooks should be appointed by undergoing a series of test so that you can provide high quality services to your clients. Your watch word should always be
Hygienic and efficient
Best Services at all time.
You should work hand in hand with experts in making your clients’ party table look astonished. The table settings must be appealing and welcoming to guest and the host, tables should be well decorated with table covers, cutleries, cups with colorful tissues in them should be well arranged on the table this will make the guest feel homely and comfortable.
Waiters are fast becoming an integral part of every party, you should have a team of highly skilled and professionally qualified waitress who are well versed with all the aspect of hospitality, you should be able to choose the best waitress to make your clients’ party a memorable experience.
As a wedding caterer you should be fully competent in creating a creative menu that will not only suit your taste but also matches the theme of your clients’ party. All the food items should be perfect to taste and also well decorated to match the occasion for making the party a cherished moments for the guests as well as the host. You should also be engaged in rendering all religious communities.
You should have exotic and scrumptious menus, which will delight the mood of the lovers and also create a lip-smacking feast for the guest and host. Steps needed in achieving success in wedding catering business.
Catering business is capital intensive, with N600,000 you can buy all the catering equipment and they include,
Linens and table covering
Table top accessories
Uniforms for waitresses and cooks
Large gas ranges
Catering and rental glass racks
Catering and rental plate racks
Food storage boxes and covers
Salad bar item
Stainless steel steam table food pans and accessories
Knife bags, rolls, and cases
Plastic food pans, drain, trays and lids
Chafers, chafing dishes and chafer accessories
Plastic trays and catering trays
Disposable catering trays and food boxes
Plates, bowls, and trays
All these equipment can be purchased at all way shop at apongbon lagos island.
A well and neatly arranged office will boost your clients’ number base, your office should be situated in a high profile area this will attract corporate bodies to patronize you.
Your Advert Matters
You need a good advert that will entice passers by, you advert must be inviting, must be well branded. You will need to print complementary cards, flyers to share at every occasion you attend.
Treat your clients well they will surely introduce you to their families and friends. With the above steps you are assured of making it big in this business. We would like to hear about your success story peradventure you have any challenge in this business feel free to ask us questions we will gladly reply.