Caterers do everything from delivering sandwich trays for office lunch meetings to providing sumptuous beach lobster bakes for several thousand people. There are a variety of ways to gain the experience you need to become a successful caterer. Caterers come from all walks of life and work in cities and small towns across the country. Some operate independently, while others are sizeable corporate entities with dozens and even hundreds of employees. This section provides an introduction to the dreams and realities of the catering business.