COVID-19 Is Shaking the Catering Industry!|

UPDATE – Back by Popular Demand! A Timely Webinar — Should I Sell, Close or Carry On? Many caterers across the country are facing drastic changes due to COVID-19. You may be contemplating selling or closing your business. Are you aware of your options? What’s your exit strategy? Making the right decisions is more challenging […]

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU DURING THESE STRESSFUL TIMES

We have experienced a seismic shift in the way we live, work and play over the past few weeks. The coronavirus pandemic has created a truly unprecedented situation around the world. Our thoughts are with each of you as you wrestle with tough business decisions while caring for your families and employees. There is much […]

Maintaining Profitability: A Candid Conversation

Maintaining Profitability

Many caterers use the terms costing and pricing interchangeably – but while the two are related, there are different strategies to use for each. Link here to listen to the recent Candid Conversations by Catersource featuring Carl Sacks, catering industry financial guru explaining the relationship between these two key factors in maintaining profitability. Don’t miss […]

Weathering Economic Cycles

For those who have done a lot of time in our industry, economic downturns are as inevitable as the sun rising every morning. While these downturns may seem catastrophic at the time, rest assured they are survivable. Note that downturns include not just recessions, but also one-off black swan events such as Black Tuesday in […]

FOUR TOP CATERING INDUSTRY EXPERTS JOIN CONSULTANCY

Certified Catering Consultants Adds to Team Roster Certified Catering Consultants welcomes the addition of four top experts in the catering and hospitality industry to the roster of prominent executives at our firm. Francisco (Frank) Christian Jr, Greg Karl, John Lombardo and Bob Pacanovsky will expand upon the expert advisory services, consulting, training and coaching provided […]

Landing the Big One

One interesting bit of collective memory among off-premise caterers: remembering the first truly big party that you ever catered. Often if this topic comes up over drinks at the end of a long day, some twinges of embarrassment might be in evidence.  The first time I ever did a party for more than 1200 people, […]

Consulting for Caterers – The Cost/Benefit Equation

Virtually all large corporations use consultants for a variety of purposes – but many caterers are unsure of what consultants do, and the value they bring.  In essence, most caterers and other businesses that use consultants are seeking a competitive advantage. A catering industry specialist such as Certified Catering Consultants is most likely to provide […]

Catering – An Opportunity for Restaurateurs

The catering/banquet market is measured using a number of different yardsticks, but most arrive at approximately the same conclusion – the catering revenue pool represents approximately 6% to 8% of overall foodservice revenue in the US. This includes most types of catering including retail, hotel, restaurant private dining, off premise and on premise. It also […]

Technology Evolution and the Catering Industry

Because of the complexity of full service catering, and the number of moving parts involved, catering has been a target of opportunity for many technology developers over the years. Back in the very early pre-Windows PC era, there were companies developing floppy disc based ordering systems for corporate delivery caterers, and the earliest catering management […]

Learning When To Say No

As practically every caterer knows, taking advantage of opportunities as they present themselves is crucial to catering success. But there is another side of this particular coin – that of learning to decline a risky opportunity and even walk away from an existing piece of business that is detracting from the overall success of the […]