No matter if you currently run a very small catering business or manage a staff of over one hundred chefs and support, great catering supplies and equipment is essential for success. That said, there are ways for you to get what you need without emptying your monthly budget for such things with just one order. This will not only provide your catering business with more use of capital that is needed for marketing and other actions but it may also improve your overall experience with each client who asks for your services.
Wholesale catering equipment will come at a dramatically lowered price, allowing you to purchase dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of a certain item for a fraction of the traditional retail price. To truly get an idea, look into the wholesale price of paper napkins for your restaurant and then compare that cost to purchasing the same amount of paper napkins through a traditional retail store. The difference in price will be large enough that you may ask yourself why it took so long to consider this option in the first place.
The lower the price to you when keeping up with supplies, the lower you may price your food items to entice customers into hiring you for their events. Perhaps you already have reasonable pricing and a large client base; choosing to purchase your supplies wholesale will allow you to keep the same prices and yet push your profit percentage higher. The result will be a much more cost-effective opportunity to manage your catering business and the opportunity to truly bring in large crowds interested in your food.
The smooth operation of any kitchen is heavily dependent on the fluidity of work between the chef, his or her sous chefs, and all other staff who run the kitchen, serve guests, and more. Running out of an important item such as paper napkins or plastic carryout plates will reduce the smoothness of your operation and cause delays in providing great service. For this reason alone, you stand to benefit from purchasing your items in bulk rather than individually packaged options.
When you arrive at your next important catering event, it is imperative that you make the right impression from the start by having everything you need to handle even the busiest of meal times. At weddings, the queue to reach the food may become over two hundred guests in length at the start and will require your entire concentration to keep everyone happy and fed with hot, fresh food prepared by your staff. Having the right equipment, supplies, and more on hand to keep everyone stocked with what they need will give the impression that you come prepared and help you to appear more professional as a company at large.
The right impression made at a corporate venue may open up additional leads from guests at the event who are looking to enjoy more of your services. The best type of advertising is done for free through the verbal support of your client list and this is why you must make a great impression. For every successful catering job, you may receive one or more potential leads for additional work in the near future.