How Food Costs and Staffing Come into Play When Creating Quotes

How Food Costs and Staffing Come into Play When Creating Quotes

Developing an accurate prospective quote requires careful planning to ensure you are doing right by your client. Overcut your quote and you might lose them to a competitor; undercut it and you may find your client disappointed when the final invoice turns out to be higher than expected.

Let’s look at a few ways to ensure your proposals are crafted with detail and precision. 

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Seasonal Menus That Maximize Profits

Seasonal Menus That Maximize Profits

Cooking and eating in line with the seasons is a tradition that goes way back in human history. Seasonal dishes continue to be a popular choice for capturing the essence of a certain time of year. Light salads in summer, hearty stews in winter — there’s a reason some meals just feel “right” depending on the weather outside.

For many in the catering industry, seasonality is almost a subconscious effort. We stick to what makes sense. Unless specifically requested, there are no pumpkin-spice lattes for a wedding in May and we’re not grilling corn cobs for a holiday event.

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Prepping for Catersource: How to Make the Most Out of Attending

Prepping for Catersource: How to Make the Most Out of Attending

As we gear up for Catersource 2019 in beautiful, historic New Orleans, we can’t help but to reflect on the reason for the (conference) season – continuing education, putting in the coveted face time with your partners, and making industry connections. For the catering industry, this is the must-see event of the year, and the benefits are immeasurable.

With any conference, it’s crucial that you take the time to prepare, whether that’s packing the essentials or simply doing your research on the featured exhibits.

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