When you hear the expression outside catering, what do you think of??
If you ask any of the management or staff at By Request catering you maybe surprised by their answer. Traditionally the definition is to provide catering outside the place where the food is produced commercially – so not in a hotel, restaurant, pub etc. The more popular and certainly more common types of outside catering we are asked to cater for usually fit into two areas.
Corporate catering – for businesses in offices for meetings, training or entertainment.
Domestic catering – this can include catering actually in somebodies house or garden and even family events maybe held in pubs, clubs and church halls etc.
These few examples are certainly not an exhausted list. We have provided outside catering; in the middle of rugby pitches, in a Nunnery, in school play grounds, in airports (inside and outside) on coaches (whilst moving) at horse racing events, at motor racing events, in office cupboards, in listed buildings, in garages (domestic and commercial). In barns, in town halls, in hospitals ………..
Then on top of all the different possible locations there are all the different styles of food to choose from ie hot or cold, needs a fork or is a finger buffet. Served or self service. All the guests served at once or served over a period of time?
Then what is the budget, what food will people like, are there any dietary requirements………