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Starting a Profitable Catering Business in Nigeria

Food and Beverages

Some people have passion for cooking but lack the zeal to convert this passion to opportunity. Catering is a lucrative business in this country. Having the required expertise and necessary equipments will give you an edge. Create contacts and partner with event planners for regular catering contacts.

Venturing into catering business can fetch you up to alot of money. As a caterer, You can charge a minimum of N150k depending on the scale. There are various types of catering, in this aspect we are going to talk about the wedding catering, the wedding catering consist of various sections and it includes;

  • Cook service
  • Table settings
  • Waiters
  • Cook Service

Cook service needs to have gained expertise in offering high quality cook services. You can begin with low capital, get some people to work with you but ensure those you are recruiting are neat, smart and must be very good at cooking. Your service should tend towards perfect satisfaction of clients as goodwill will take you further in the business. Get waiters as they are fast becoming an integral part of every party, you should have a team of highly skilled and professionally qualified waitress who are well versed with all the aspect of hospitality.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Linens and table covering
  • Table top accessories
  • Table decorations
  • Uniforms for waitresses and cooks
  • Large gas ranges
  • Plate racks
  • Serving carts
  • Catering and rental glass racks
  • Catering and rental plate racks
  • Food storage boxes and covers
  • Salad bar item
  • Serving utensils
  • Stainless steel steam table food pans and accessories
  • Knife bags, rolls, and cases
  • Plastic food pans, drain, trays and lids
  • Chafers, chafing dishes and chafer accessories
  • Cutting boards
  • Plastic trays and catering trays
  • Paper napkins
  • Toothpicks
  • Disposable bags
  • Disposable catering trays and food boxes
  • Plates, bowls, and trays
  • Large cooking pots.

All these equipment can be purchased at all way shop at Apongbon Lagos island or any big market around you. A well and neatly arranged office will boost your clients’ number base, your office should be situated in a high profile area this will attract corporate bodies to patronize you.

Advertisement

You need a good advert that will entice passers by, you advert must be inviting, must be well branded. You will need to print complementary cards, flyers to share at every occasion you attend.
Treat your clients well they will surely introduce you to their families and friends. With the above steps you are assured of making it big in this business. We would like to hear about your success story peradventure you have any challenge in this business feel free to ask us questions we will gladly reply.

Advert is an integral part of every business. Reach out to people and let them know what you do. Create contacts, you can start by creating a Facebook page, invite friends and upload some of your works.

You can go as far as creating a blog, integrate with your facebook and twitter account. Blog will give you the opportunity to explain in details what you do. You can also upload some videos of your work. All of these are in a bid to reach out to so many people.

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