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11-01-2017, 17:05   #1
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Hi i have recently lost my job in a warehouse and have decided to try my hand at doing party and event catering. I have 6 years experience as a chef and a kitchen assistant and have been told im a good cook. Can anyone please point me in the right direction as to how to do this. Any and all information very welcome and much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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11-01-2017, 17:45   #2
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Sorry to hear about your job.

Your first hurdle is new business. You need to look at how you are going to advertise and then maybe get talking to event organisers.
Marketing your business with free samples/tasters to event companies is always a good shout (but you will really need to impress).

There are lots of local business support groups who offer free advice on getting started.
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11-01-2017, 17:54   #3
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What about premises to prepare food in and your hygiene certificate from the council? What about insurance, a vehicle with suitable business insurance and also public liability insurance? Are you up to date with other regs on food labelling for allergies etc?

Do you mean cold buffet catering, warm buffets or coking in your clients house for events as a private chef?

Have you thought about contacting a pub that has a kitchen but doesn't currently serve food?

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