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How to Start a Catering Business
Learn the basics for starting a catering company, as well as the benefits of starting a catering buffet service rather than an a la carte enterprise.
8 Tips for Maintaining Food Safety at Catered Events
There are several tips caterers need to keep in mind in order to assure customers do not become ill.
Tips and Supplies for Cutting Your Wedding Cake
Plan ahead for a memorable wedding cake cutting experience with these helpful tips.
How to Choose a Wedding Caterer
Know what to look for when selecting a wedding caterer. Learn about how to conduct a search and what questions to ask.
How to Select a Wedding Cake for Your Reception
Stay on the sweet track to choosing a wedding cake without getting overwhelmed with these fun and useful tips.
Creative Ideas and Supplies for a Casual Wedding Reception
Having an informal affair to remember? Explore creative casual wedding ideas and supplies for all budget sizes.
Creative Ideas and Supplies for a Formal Wedding Reception
Create an elegant atmosphere at your formal wedding reception with these creative ideas and supplies.
Top 10 Must-Have Wedding Product Supplies
There are many elements that need to come together to create the perfect wedding. Let’s take a look at the top ten wedding product supplies that will help you pull it all off.
How to Cater a Party for 50
Learn how to plan for 50 guests at your next catering event.
How to Cater a Party for 25
Discover how much food and drink you need, as well as all the necessary equipment and supplies, to cater a party for 25 people.
Catering Display: How to Design the Perfect Buffet
Find out how you can create a buffet line that will be appetizing but will also dazzle the eye.
Starting a Home Catering Business
It is possible to save money by starting a catering business from your home, but you will need a clear plan to get your business up and running. Learn the first steps you need to take.
Developing a Catering Menu
A catering menu differs from a restaurant menu in key ways. This guide will help you create a menu that is marketable, profitable and delicious.
How to Price a Catering Menu
There are several methods you can use to price a catering menu. Learn which pricing system works best for you and increases your profitability.
Marketing a Catering Business: How Caterers Get Clients
Marketing a business without a private location can be tough, since there will be no walk-in. Know the steps you need to take to market a new catering business and get your first clients.
Types of Catering Operations: The Pros and Cons
Different kinds of catering operations cater to different kinds of clients or events. Determine which type of operation works best for you.
Developing a Catering Concept
When developing your catering concept, consider as many factors as possible, including the basic function of your operation, your target market, and the cuisine and services you will provide.
Creating a Catering Proposal and Quote
Find out how to create a catering proposal and quote through a few simple steps, as well as how to form a contract.
How to Buy a Chocolate Fountain
Learn everything you need to know about size and style before you buy a chocolate fountain.
What to Serve with a Chocolate Fountain
Make your chocolate fountain a smash success with these tips on what dippers to serve beside the fountain.
How to Cater Your Own Wedding Reception
You can save money by catering your own wedding reception, but it can be a grueling endeavor. Learn tips for how to do it yourself and avoid stress and potential disaster.
Decorating Your Own Wedding Reception Hall
Whether you are holding your wedding reception in your own house, an outdoor tent or a reception hall, learn how you can save money by decorating your own wedding reception.
Wedding Menu Ideas & Tips
Most couples want their wedding reception to be memorable. Learn how to develop a unique wedding menu that both the wedding party and the guests will love.
Pastry Tip Sizes & Styles
Find out how pastry tip sizes work and the best style of pastry tip to use for different cake and cookie decorating techniques.
What You Need to Make & Decorate a Wedding Cake
Find out what tools you need to make and decorate a wedding cake, as well as steps detailing the entire process.
10 Tips for Transporting a Wedding Cake
Learn how to transport an unwieldy tiered or stacked wedding cake so it can arrive at the wedding reception in tact.
5 Ways to Create a Temporary On-Site Catering Kitchen
Discover how you can create a temporary kitchen to produce better food for your next event.
Transporting Food for Off-Site Catering
Follow this guide to transport food safely and effectively, in accordance with your health codes.
Top 10 Tips for Catering a BBQ
Whether an experienced BBQ connoisseur or a newbie, check out these tips to ensure you are producing top-quality BBQ at your next catering event.
How to Create an Off-Site Catering Menu: Choosing Foods that Hold & Travel Well
Some menu items will transport well while others will become stale, overcooked, soggy or dry. Here is a list of what works and what doesn’t, as well as some tips on how to transport tricky foods.
Cake Decorations: Bee Ornaments
Follow these steps to create a decorative butterfly ornament or bumble bee topper for a wedding cake or other decorative cake.
Wedding Centerpiece Ideas
Whether you are a caterer or a do-it-yourself newlywed, you can benefit financially from designing your own wedding centerpieces.
Finding a Commercial Kitchen for a Catering Business
One of the most difficult challenges you will face in starting your catering operation will be finding a commercial kitchen. Determine what your options are before you start looking.
How to Make a Shell, Flower or Beaded Border for a Cake
Learn how to make a shell, flower or beaded border for a wedding cake or other decorative cake.
How to Make Drop Strings on a Cake
Adding drop strings to your wedding cake or other fancy cake will bring it to a new level of elegance.
Making Flower Decorations for a Cake
Create beautiful flowers, including roses, daises and hydrangeas, for a wedding cake or other fancy cake.
Basic Chocolate Fountain Recipes
Find step-by-step instructions for how to make your own fondue chocolate that will flow smoothly in a chocolate fountain.
How to Use & Maintain a Chocolate Fountain
A detailed guide to using and maintaining your chocolate fountain so that it will last for years.
Five Tips for Catering an Easter Brunch
Easter can be a very profitable time for hotel and convention center caterers offering Easter brunch. Learn how to cater one successfully.
Top 10 Tips for Catering a Halloween Party
Make your Halloween catering both delicious and substantially spooky with these tips.
Catering a Christmas or Holiday Party
For most caterers, the Christmas and holiday season is the most profitable time of the year. Learn how to make your services competitive and please your clients over the holidays.
How to Cater a Thanksgiving Dinner Party
Large families, businesses and other large organizations look to caterers for their Thanksgiving meal, and there are a few things caterers need to do when catering a Thanksgiving event.
How to Create a Thanksgiving Menu for Your Restaurant
Over half of Americans rely on restaurants for at least some part of their Thanksgiving meal, so there is a great benefit for restaurants with the means to do so to stay open on Thanksgiving and offer some traditional holiday fare.
How to Select the Perfect Turkey
Purchasing a turkey for your dinner party may seem like a simple task, but one has to factor in the number of people it will serve and how much time the turkey will need to defrost or cook. Here are some tips for how to select the perfect turkey for your holiday dinner.
Home Kitchen Supplies for Cooking the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving would not be complete without a home-cooked meal, and there are some supplies that every kitchen needs in order to prepare for the day's festivities.
Tips on How to Cook a Turkey for the Holidays
The turkey can make or break a holiday celebration. Learn about different cooking methods and other helpful hints about cooking the perfect holiday turkey.
Tips for Hosting a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
The thing about tradition is, eventually, it can become a little boring. Learn about some creative ways to spice up this year's Thanksgiving festivities.
Five Essential Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Food safety is serious business all year long, but the holiday season introduces extra risk because leftovers may sit out too long or not be properly stored, which increases the risk of food poisoning.
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