The catering industry services millions of clients around the world through several channels designed to cater to different requirements. It isn’t limited only to event catering though this is perhaps the most well-known type of channel. Knowing and understanding the other establishments makes us appreciate just how valuable the industry is today.
Catering itself is basically preparing and serving food and drink to clients. These clients may be office workers, Sacramento Tacos healthcare workers, prisoners, railway, flight passengers and industry workers. It’s a massive clientele which cannot be serviced by a single segment. This is why the industry consists of a list of ‘types’ that cater to different requirements. Take a look.
A challenging yet potentially lucrative business, event caterers are tasked with servicing events be it a gala affair, a wedding or a business luncheon. Since the setting can be very varied, they must be able to accommodate different style requirements, food choices and be proficient in organizing such events if clients so request.
Event catering is also known as outdoor catering as client requirements demand service away from the supplier’s base.
Airline, railway and ship catering
Food and drink service provided to people onboard airlines, railways and ships are three other important segments of the catering industry. The work is undertaken by independent catering companies contracted to provide the same. On-board meal services are part of the package for long distance journeys.
Catering to passengers and crew requires massive logistics that aren’t easily handled. If successfully pulled off, however, profits can be extremely high.
Where other types of catering are usually planned, transport catering services passengers and the general public similar to a restaurant. Aside from food and drink, the establishments may have restroom facilities and counters selling snacks and other provisions.
Today, transport catering can also refer to airline, railway and ship catering so the lines can blur.