Expanding your Catering Business – the Next Step

A catering business is still a business. Whilst food may be your bread and butter, so to speak, there are also many business skills you will need to pick up. This is especially true if you want to expand and grow your catering business.

First, you must make sure you have the infrastructure in place to grow. Can your suppliers deal with larger orders? Will they be able to meet with your new demands and deliver ingredients when you need them to? Talk to your catering supply manager to see what they can offer you.

If you need to begin taking on staff, look for skilled catering professionals who will be able to slip into the role easily. Think about taking on chefs and waiting staff who will understand the industry and who may have relevant qualifications in areas like food preparation, service and hygiene. They will be your biggest asset as you expand.