What’s so good about food? Well there are a lot of things but mostly the simple fact that it tastes good. If you are running a restaurant you know this, but it’s still a business. Food service or catering service basically defines all the firms, organizations, and even private individuals who are responsible for preparing any food from inside the house. This service includes restaurants, schools, and even hospital and other such establishments.
With food service you are dealing with customers and they come to you first. But with catering services you are not dealing directly with the customer but with the caterer. The caterer is responsible for preparing the food from the kitchen, cleaning it up, serving it, and even getting paid. Catering services also involves transportation of the food from the kitchen to your clients. So it takes some skills and preparation in order to be good at this line of work.
The food service sector is very broad, there are many different types. In the United States we have fast food chains and there are also smaller independent restaurants that serve special dishes and drinks. In other countries like in Spain, France, and Italy you might find a small boutique catering company that specializes in making food and desserts. In England there are lots of restaurants that specialize in food catering services.
There are also food service companies that provide their services to various cuisines and dishes. They usually have employees who can cater to different kinds of clients depending on their tastes. In the United States you will find a lot of fast food restaurants that are known for their burgers and hamburger patties, hot dogs,pizza, salads, pasta, and so forth. There are also many vegetarian restaurants that have their own restaurants and cater to the customers’ tastes.
Catering also involves preparation and packaging of food from raw to cooked and serving it. It is really a great job if you know how to do it well. Most of the time, food service companies also offer their clients the option to hire someone to cook the food and get the ingredients for them so that the client can make the dish on their own if they feel that they can do it.
There are also catering agencies that provide this service for corporate or company events such as parties and social functions. If you are thinking about starting a food service business in your own restaurant you should know that there is a lot of training to be learned before you open up your own catering business. You should also look into the food service industry to know what kind of food you want to specialize in, where to source for food, how to prepare it, how to cook it, where to set the table, where to serve it, and so on.