The exclusive events require exclusive caterers
Who we are?
We are a professional catering company that provides catering services to a plethora of different events. We don’t care whether the event will host ten or hundred guests; we only care about the workspace and ingredients. We demand high-quality ingredients because we create superb dishes.
The job of the client is to contact us and give us the info about the event and the guests; the rest is up to us. Our chefs will set up in the kitchen; our waiters will prepare the serving area, and our guests will enjoy delicious meals throughout the event.
Catering small meetings can cause stress because the clientele knows what good food tastes like and they want something that will “wow” them. That is exactly the thing that your client requires, something new that will impress their guests. This requires innovation and genius cooks that will create food art rather than just plane catering food.
Now, imagine all that, times ten and there you have catering on large business events. The elite clientele requires superb food, and there are many of the people that have their preferences.
Themed Catering is the best option
It’s hard to satisfy the palates of one hundred or more people who have tried almost everything there is to try. Whenever a client comes to us with a request to cater a large business event we always recommend themed catering. This makes our job easier, and it brings change to people who visit the event.
We usually check with the client about the people who will attend the party and we ask for their opinion on the type of food that would go well. After we decide on the theme, we go on the business. All of the courses, whether we go with buffet or finger-food has the same underlying theme. We also try to dress our waiters in something that would correspond with the theme. The point is to give the people a chance to immerse them in the theme and to believe in it.
Posh food is a must in business events
We already described the type of people that attend business events. They are rich, and they have tried everything, and thus there is a small chance that a caterer can make something they didn’t try.
High-end food that we serve at business events has to be tasty as well as beautiful to the eye. This requires the employment of food designers. These individuals aren’t top chefs, but they can chef creations and turn them into works of art. No matter whether the food is an egg or some expensive fish, it has to look great, and food designers are there to make sure it does.
A business lunch is just another form of a meeting where the guests gather to discuss business. The food is just a pretext to the real reason for the gathering of those people and thus it shouldn’t draw the guests’ attention from work.
The client’s input are very important at the event like this for they are the initiators of the lunch and they have their agenda. Listening to them and fulfilling their requests the basis of a successful business lunch catering
The client is the star of the lunch
The client should be the person who decides on the type of the menu that you will serve. We always ask our clients to decide on what type they want, whether that is a classic four meal course, a Chinese type of menu, where everything is laid on the table, Japanese minimalistic approach, or something entirely else. We also ask them about their guests, their allergies and preferences and everything else that will help us to create a menu for everyone.
Some clients prefer our input in decisions on what type of menu we should serve, which is also a great thing. This gives us the freedom to introduce various aspects to the menu, and up until now, there weren’t any complains about the food we served.
The food we serve at business lunches
Some people prefer large amounts of food for their lunch, while others eat very little during this meal. A business lunch is just a pretext for business and therefore it should be light and minimalistic. The focus of the day should not be the food but the conversation and the work.
Creating elaborate dishes that require attention is counterproductive, and therefore we avoid it. The guests should be able to eat food quickly and without any effort and that will allow them to focus on the conversation. Serving alcohol is out of the question as well. The minimalistic approach to catering is the best approach to business lunches. Three or four small courses are enough to satisfy the hunger. Too much food will take the attention of those people away, and thus we don’t serve large meals or overcomplicated courses.
Catering small and private events is easier than catering for hundreds of guests. The difference is of people that you have to serve and the amount of personnel you have to order around.
Small business dinners (up to twenty people) are events that don’t require a lot of staff, and you can manage with just a few cooks and some other personnel. The quality of the food has to be on the professional level, so only chefs are allowed to create dishes.
Organization of the best business dinners
The organization of these expensive dinners has to be perfect, and everything has to go according to the plan. The actual plan should be devised long before the actual day of the dinner, and all ingredients should arrive at the location long before the cooking starts.
The menu at an event like this can’t be just a random collection of tasty meals; it has to follow some pattern. If the theme is seafood, then all courses should have some form of connection with the sea. The taste of one meal shouldn’t overwhelm the senses and dull them for the rest of the dinner.
We usually try to research the people that will attend the event to find out what they prefer to eat and what they don’t eat. If there are vegetarians and vegans, then we prepare alternative meals for all courses that have meat or meat products. Same thing goes for people who are allergic to some ingredients.
Interaction with the client and their guests
The interaction between the waiters and guests is always at the minimum. Our servers will address the customers only in the presentation of the courses. They will stand near the table and describe the next course, what ingredients it has and all interesting things about the meal. They will also present the wine that goes with the food. The interaction is short and informative.
Our waiters will also answer all questions about the courses that some guests ask. A waiter has to possess a full knowledge about the meal they serve to answer the questions about the same.
There are many things you must consider when you are new to the world of business. It is very crucial that you have a plan and avoid common mistakes almost ALL newbies business owners make. Do not be afraid to try new things when starting a business. Do not be afraid to fail. Encourage failure. The more you fail the faster you will learn what works. When you taste defeat you are going to come back strong and as a better person. Most new business owners will not understand this concept. And it will only through persistence, and the will to not give up, combined with several failures that you will learn this. So do not lose hope yet if things go wrong, just be positive about it and anticipate it So moving on, here is our list of “do’s & do not’s” in starting a business.
Things You Must Do
Consider taking risks. In business there’s no such thing as instant success. You have to go through a lot of trouble and problems to reach the top. There is a reward in failure and success. Every one of you that embarks on the difficult path of starting their own business must understand how much risk is at stake by simply starting a business. Without risk there is no reward however. Not everyone is capable of doing this though and would prefer a safe and stable job that won’t allow them to ever reach their full potential, but to each their own. One way or another your ability to take calculated risks will be the first step in determining if you’re cut out for business.
Take your time in writing a good business plan. It is a must on your part and should never be skipped or rushed. It’s vital that you understand where you’re going and where you want to go as a larger goal. The more time you spend in researching and developing your plan can really help you succeed in business. Do not waste your time on silly things and focus on your work. Those that party now will have to work hard for the rest of their lives and that will never amount to much. But for those that work hard now, can enjoy a lifetime of freedom later.
Understanding that starting a small business can really be time consuming, as previously stated there is no such thing as instant success. You need to have patience, a lot of patience. It is all about timing. It can also cause a lot of stress for your part. This will really test you if you got what it takes to be in business world. Working in the business world can be very complicated; there are many things to be aware of.
You should be aware of government regulations & local laws that may affect your business. They will bite you if you’re not careful. This could be the last thing you want, they can bring down your business with a snap of their finger if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Understand who your target market is. Knowing who your target audience is going to help your overall marketing and ability to sell your services to people who want or need them. Most business fail at this step and eventually lose their customer base because they don’t know who they’re speaking to. You need to understand how your product and service can catch their attention and the only way to do that is by first understanding who they are as a person. A good sales person is not a sales person at all. Instead they are people persons that understand the average person.
Things You MUST NOT Do
In starting a business, do not assume that there is an instant success. You must work your way up. Take chances and having hesitation in every decision you will have to make for your business.
Do not underestimate competitors. Competitors will often look to see what other business in their own industry are doing and seek to improve what they’re doing and do it better. You always have to be one step ahead of the curve. If you underestimate your competition you may not last.
Do not pay yourself more than you earn. Business is an investment. A long term one. Once you start making money DO NOT spend it frivolously. Re-invest it back into your business so that it grows. If your business does not grow your income will not grow and will eventually be sucked dry by reckless spending habits.
I know this mistake all too well and am still guilty of it and is something I’m still learning myself but I know it and am aware of the problem that exists when you start making more money than you ever have before.
I hope these tips helped and give you some good ideas of things to do and not do when first starting your business.
Some people have developed their skills in certain areas extensively and they still have a 9 to 5 job that isn’t bringing them joy or contentment. Many of these people with developed skills don’t even realize that these skills could and CAN be monetized.
If you’re good at something in today’s day and with how big of an influence the internet is, anyone can start their own business and start making money doing the things that they are good at and enjoy.
You simply need to understand how to apply what you know and build a business out of it where others will benefit. You don’t have to work from 9 to 5 in a boring office to earn more money for your boss, when you could be your own boss and earn money for yourself.
Even though starting on this road is not always easy, you can always transform your talent into a real business. Doug & Andrea Van Soest are excellent examples of entrepreneurs who quit the 9-5 day-to-day grind to become their own bosses and live the life they wanted. Here are some of the B-to-B business ideas that you can start with a small investment and your willingness to work for a larger goal.
Below we’re going to lay out some very general ideas of things one could do to start building a business out of.
Every business, no matter how small or big requires accurate bookkeeping and this usually falls on the head of the business owner. However, there are many people who dislike doing this and they always believe that a bookkeeper will definitely do a better job then they are.
That’s a good market for anyone who has this training and if you are one of those, you can start your own business by providing this service. If you have at least a few businesses to help them with financial housekeeping, then you will be earning a nice amount of money.
Business Support Service
This is another term for describing what happens in the secretarial area of a business. Everyone needs support in this area, no matter if the business is just a start-up or a business with a long history behind it. There are always plenty of things to do in a business, and the owner should delegate some of the tasks to the secretary or those who are handling this area.
If you are good at this, and, if you can create your own team to offer business support services, then you are in for a good run. These kinds of services are always sought out as the help and support of someone who knows the secrets of this domain is always appreciated.
This is an area for those who are good at designing and editing what other people write. You’ll be in for working on printed and electronic documents, like manuals, catalogs, brochures, directories and even resumes, some of them going online while others are being used for a printer. You will have to produce the design, to lay out all the pages, to format the given text and even to add images.
This domain is somehow closed, and it’s available only for those who know how to satisfy their clients, so that they can get recommendations and be able to promote themselves.
If you’re good at something, you can always teach others what you know. This is a new area that has developed only in the last two decades, but it is continuously growing. There are many companies who are sending their employers to learn new skills, or people who simply like to learn on their own initiative. You can either be a speaker at the seminar, an organizer or you can do them both. There is good money to be earned from this, especially if you are talking about something people are interested in.
There are always easy business ideas that are adequate for specialists, but usually they tend to remain in their area and offer the services that they are specialized in. For some, this comes easy, while others prefer to keep their 9 to 5 job and stay comfortable in their own environment. However, never underestimate the power of the change that any kind of business can bring you.
Meet The Team
The duty of our head chef is to make sure that every meal is prepared as it should be and that everything is done by the book. They are at the top of the command chain in the kitchen, and no meal leaves it without their approval.
Food designers cook with other chefs, but they aren’t as good as their superiors. Their primary duty is the design of the dishes. They create intricate designs that turn rather mundane meals into works of art. A chef can be a food designer as well, but we tend to let our chefs cook and hire other people for food design.
Our head waiter is a veteran in his line of business, and he is there to ensure the satisfaction of all guests. He doesn’t serve as other waiters, but he oversees everyone and everything. Even if the head chef deems a meal ready, the head waiter is the person that can return it to the kitchen if they find something wrong with it.