Providing food and drink at a social event or other gathering, typically as a professional service.

Additional Considerations: Catering businesses come with their own unique additional considerations. These include:

  • Defining what kind of catering you will do: Find your niche and define what sets your catering business apart from others. This may be determined by what types of service you provide (cocktail receptions, buffet style catering) the types of events you cater (banquet/ wedding catering) or the type of cuisine you offer. 

Service: You’ll need to find the necessary items to insure a professional service experience. This includes having professional cookware, linens, tableware, flatware and  tables and chairs. Staff uniforms may also be needed. Some of these items can be rented.