Is Catering for You?
The catering business is not for the lazy or risk averse. For those who love sitting behind a desk all day, catering is not the profession for you. If you love keeping busy, juggling many things at once, working under tight deadlines, orchestrating projects, and bringing enjoyment to others, then maybe catering could provide the right fit for you.
Above all, becoming a caterer means starting and running your own business. Cooking is just one aspect of being a caterer. You must do a lot of preliminary work before you even step into the kitchen. Starting a catering business entails developing a concept, planning menus, marketing your services, and convincing a client to pay you for catering their event.
Caterers must be able to work well under stress. People who love catering enjoy the constant time pressures and are always faced with new challenges, from being short staffed and pleasing demanding clients to dealing with late or incomplete deliveries. The fun comes in solving problems, pulling off the event on time, and pleasing a client.