The concept of catering It is part of the English language but it is also accepted by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ). It is called catering to service consisting of prepare and / or serve drinks and food at an event, a public place or a means of transport .
For example: “We have not yet defined where we will hire the wedding catering”, "The State pays hundreds of thousands of pesos per month for catering for employees of various government agencies", “The Literature Congress will offer catering to all attendees”.
The catering consists of a food service for a more or less large group of people . Who offers the catering serves a certain type and quantity of food already stipulated: that is, unlike a restaurant, each individual cannot choose the dish or menu they want.
In addition to all of the above, we can point out that there are various types of catering. Specifically, these are the most significant:
-Catering at home, which is the one identified by the fact that leads to deliver the requested food to the customer at home.
-Catering mobile. This responds to its name because it is developed by having a mobile unit that is the one that moves from one place to another to be able to offer the services it provides in the places where they are required. A unit in which all the established resources will be available and in which the set of employees that shape that one will perform their functions.
-Catering for special events.
-Catering for companies, which is the one that focuses on conducting meals for professional meetings, conventions, events, presentations ...
-Catering school, which is the one that specializes in what are canteens of nurseries, colleges, institutes or universities, for example.
In a Birthday Party , to cite a case, catering can consist of sandwiches as input, Pizza as plate main and frozen as dessert In some cases the food is brought to the table by waiters, while in others it is deposited on a large table and people must approach to serve themselves.
The presentation or launch events of a show or of an artistic work; congresses, meetings, conferences or fairs related to business; and the inaugurations of artistic exhibitions usually have catering. It is a treat for all who come to participate in the activity in question.
When selecting a catering it is important to consider the following aspects:
-You have to be specialized in the type of event or appointment for which you are needed.
-You must have experience and your professionalism, commitment and seriousness must be checked.
-No less relevant is that you must offer a menu that is made with top quality raw materials and even with seasonal products.
-You also have to establish that you also have to bet on a catering that offers alternative dishes for people who have allergies or food intolerances.