Restaurant Holiday Catering & Marketing Tips

Next Restaurants

The holidays are just around the corner, and for many restaurants, that means gearing up for catering gigs. As a caterer, especially one with a hosting space, it’s important to make sure you know all of the rules and regulations associated with serving alcohol.

To Cater or Not to Cater? That is the Holiday Question

Modern Restaurant Management

Catering can be a great way to increase your sales during the holiday season. You already have the commercial kitchen, staff, customer base, and the economy of scale for bulk ordering so the cost of entry into catering should be relatively low.

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Catering for Productivity: How to Make Your Kitchen Work Smarter

Modern Restaurant Management

The productivity puzzle is one that is most complex in the catering industry. In catering, where long shifts are often thought of as synonymous with cooked food, a more productive environment can also contribute to a boost in staff morale, with less late finishes and tedious tasks.

3 Ways Food Trucks Can Book More Catering Gigs


But how about booking catering gigs? Here are three ways to book new catering gigs for your food truck: 1. Keep an updated version of your menu online, and to boost interest in your catering abilities, suggest a menu with special dishes.

Catering and Event Planning Trends for 2020

Modern Restaurant Management

Wellness is a still a top trend in catered events for 2020. Caterers are going after green certifications and highlighting sustainable practices and products on their websites. Design Law Marketing event trends catering trends CMOWhat will inspire event themes and design in 2020?

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How to Boost Incredible Restaurant Revenue with Catering Menus

Single Platform

While restaurant industry growth creeps along year after year, a new study shows that the catering business is booming. According to Restaurant Dive, catering grew 50% faster than overall restaurant sales in 2018.

How Have Catering Supplies Transformed in 2019?

Modern Restaurant Management

In recent years, consumers have been demanding higher standards from the catering industry. If catering companies want to keep up with consumer trends, they must start focussing on sustainably and how their products can support social change. Catering supplies have evolved with these trends, and items such as biodegradable and reusable packaging have been introduced. With more people waking up to the climate emergency, customers are demanding eco-friendly catering supplies.

The Future of Commercial Catering

Future Food

Corporate Catering at Metropolis Function Centre Image via Event Birdie. The Future of Commercial Catering - Customer Satisfaction and the Moment of Truth. whichever code you support) to the most remote places in Australia there is only one thing in common – the commercial caterer.

Measuring KPIs for Food Safety Success in Holiday Menu Items, Off-Premise Catering, LTOs, and Beyond

Modern Restaurant Management

The holiday season offers opportunities for catering orders, off-site catering, in-store limited-time offers of holiday favorites, and all of the increased revenue that comes with them.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort Appoints Conrado Tromp as New Executive Chef


In addition to the resort’s four dining venues, Tromp will oversee banquet and catering, creating custom menus for the resort’s lavish weddings and exquisite social gatherings. ###. banquet catering Chef Conrado Tromp executive chef restaurants Ritz-Carlton St.

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Food Business

Arn't you tired of the struggle to attract and/or find good employees to your cafe, brewery, restaurant or catering company? online restaurant guide managing your restaurant Catering Employees

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9 Tips to Prepare Your Restaurant for Winter


Restaurant Management catering delivery holidays menus seasonalAs the leaves fall from the trees and the temperature gets a bit more brisk, we know that winter is just around the corner. As a restaurant owner, you should begin thinking about how the colder weather can affect your business.

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eBook: Guide to Restaurant Technology to Scale for Growth


Catering Guides Time Savings Calculator Restaurant CateringLearn how cloud-based technology can increase visibility, provide guidance, and position your restaurant business for real profitability and growth.

Need Custom Labels for Packaging?

Dot It

Our in-house manufacturing plant can produce the custom labels you need for your food delivery, catering, to-go, and food rotation. Custom printed labels are what we do best.

xtraCHEF Recipe Card: Alex Sobeck

Xtra Chef

My grandparents started a catering service starting back in the 40’s that my family has run ever since and I’ve been in food sales for my entire career. Explain your role at xtraCHEF.


Culinary Cues

With brands like Wegman’s, Publix, and Whole Foods – retail is now hiring professional chefs to operate their restaurant style, in-store outlets, bulk production for food bars and deli’s, and even catering in some cases.

5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid with Your Restaurant Website

Single Platform

The high-value, frequent customers – your top 20% – need to know information about your hours of operation, your current menu, your staff, your catering, and your private events. All businesses need a website. It is no longer optional; it’s do or die.

Event Booking & Management systems for restaurant and function venues…

Ken Burgin

The value of these systems has always been there, but they used to be very expensive, and would often need equipment upgrades to allow them to work across a network. Now that they’re cloud-based, everything has changed, although some still need a per-seat license.

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High Cuisine: The Budding Relationship Between Cannabis and Fine Dining

Modern Restaurant Management

With leading pioneers coming primarily out of California and Colorado, the cannabis cuisine phenomenon is quickly catching on across the country thanks to the efforts of talented chefs, celebrity caterers and imaginative public relations campaigns.

10 considerations when expanding your restaurant to offer delivery

Takeaway Solutions

First and foremost, get an idea of how much catering your team (and kitchen) can handle. You don't have to do catering to make bank feeding hundreds of hungry office workers each day. If you pack plastic silverware into the catering bags, include those in the final cost.

How to Create an Effective Content Strategy for Your Restaurant


Be mindful of holidays when planning out your calendar, because there are opportunities to create campaigns or content catered to these days Use data from previous posts to plan for your content to go up at optimal times.

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6 Ways to Capture Business from the Public Transit Stop by Your Bar

Sculpture Hospitality

That means that you will need to cater to both customers who are in a time crunch and those who may be able to sit down and enjoy a couple of drinks.

Why choosing the right POS system is a top priority


A POS system , in full a "point-of-sale system", is the heart of a catering business. Setting up a business in the hospitality industry comes with a big checklist of things not to forget.

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IHOP Flip’d and 12 Days of Giftmas

Modern Restaurant Management

Catering will also be available with guests choosing large servings of Build Your Own Pancake Bowls, breakfast sandwiches, a Burger Bar and more. Clean Juice Looks to Catering For Growth. "Catering is different and this integration is different too.


Food Business

CASHFLOW IS A TEMPORARY ISSUE Cashflow is generally a winter issue for restaurants, cafes, breweries and catering companies. Living in fear of cashflow and volume can make any human crazy. But as an owner of a cafe or restaurant the reality of volume is real.

Top 5 Hospitality Trends for your Business — the Inside Scoop


To remain competitive in this saturated industry, ensure that your payment options cater to your customers’ demands. The hospitality industry is fuelled by people’s obsession with food. This fixation has driven innovations like self-serve kiosks and kicked off fads like ramen burgers.

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Restaurant Instagram: Case Studies

Food Business

Social media is one of the best tools, cheapest tools, you can use at your cafe, restaurant, bar, and catering company. Restaurant owners don't have time to wander around dreamily imagining good social media. You don't know everything about social media, either.

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By restaurateurs for restaurateurs: Advice for opening in 2020

7 Shifts

Ace, Trails End Catering. Frenchy, Westwood Catering. Are you opening a restaurant in 2020? Congrats! ?? And good luck. It’s going to be the ride of your life.

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Gluten Free Near Me: Finding Restaurants That Serve Gluten-Free Meals

Bottleneck Management

City Works offers a tasty gluten free menu to cater to those with certain dietary needs, without forgoing flavor. Gluten free restaurants near you are probably plentiful—but if you don’t know where to look, they can be hard to find.

Creating a sustainable restaurant in 3 easy steps


So why not embrace the change and cater to your customers’ needs? Sustainability is a matter that has always been around, but in the past few years this topic has been flaring up in all industries.

3 Hacks to Grow Your Restaurant’s Instagram Presence

Social Hospitality

But an urban coffee shop may want an influencer who caters to college students or freelancers who want a strong cup of coffee and a quiet place to work. On its surface, Instagram is simple. Post a photo, write a caption, add a couple of hashtags.

Restaurant Industry Events to Attend in 2020

Xtra Chef

CaterUp is a tradeshow that addresses the unique challenges and opportunities presented by running a catering business. From sales and marketing to food prep and delivery, this event covers every facet of the catering biz.

12 Restaurant Lunch Specials: Make Lunch the Most Important Meal of the Day ???

7 Shifts

Serve up meals on wheels If you’re a pub, bar, or business with a tiny kitchen, partnering with local businesses like food trucks or neighbouring restaurants is a great way to cater to the lunch crowd and get in front of a new audience.

The Need to Know Guide on Restaurant Expansion for Restaurants

MBB Hospitality

Think food delivery and catering services. You can also create new revenue streams like food delivery, catering and merchandising. Is your restaurant doing well and you feel like you are ready to expand your business, but not sure how?

The Need to Know Guide on Restaurant Expansion for Restaurants

MBB Hospitality

Think food delivery and catering services. You can also create new revenue streams like food delivery, catering and merchandising. Is your restaurant doing well and you feel like you are ready to expand your business, but not sure how?

Positioning Your Shopping Centre’s Food & Hospitality For The Future (CONTINUED)

Future Food

These are the key elements to develop the food and hospitality within our shopping centres and mixed-use developments, to cater to the needs of our growing cities, the spend potential of millennials and how food is a crucial anchor for many shopping centres.

How to Turn Your Restaurant into a Community Brand


But imagine offering the bookstore manager to cook a demo of items from a cookbook they’re promoting, or to cater at the event. For example, you can offer to host events, cater dinners or offer a meeting room for business associations or conferences.

How to Establish a Stronger Online Presence for Your Restaurant in 2020

Next Restaurants

Look into the type of clientele your restaurant caters to: Do families frequent your restaurant, or is it more geared to couples? This yields more clarity as opposed to general feedback and reviews, and help you better cater to customer desires.

The Beginner’s Guide to Opening a Food Truck Business: Part 3


Offer Delivery Expanding beyond the confines of your truck might seem like an overreach, but it is a terrific way to grow your business and cater to different kinds of clients.


Food Business

Capturing the essence of your restaurant (or cafe, catering company, or brewery!) Marketing starts with the small phrases and simple messages you say every day. Gather those thoughts, messages and what makes you unique in one place.

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How to Get Repeat Customers at Your Restaurant


By providing an easy way for your customers to provide feedback and always making an effort to improve on their suggestions, you will be catering your restaurant to your customers and giving them no reason not to return. . Repeat customers are so valuable.

Opening up a restaurant? Don’t miss this essential ingredient.


Opening a new restaurant is an enormous undertaking. Whether it’s your very first concept or your twentieth, restaurant startup costs and logistics can be overwhelming (to say the least).

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Build a Relationship with Customers at Your Bar or Restaurant Through These Simple Tricks

iTab POS

This will create a situation where the customer in question is going to feel like they are personally being catered to. Build a Relationship with Customers at Your Bar or Restaurant Through These Simple Tricks.

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