1. Quantities math
The math on quantities is one of the things caterers should worry about. The respective amounts should be write in a notebook or recipe book in order to save time in the kitchen. Therefore, doing the math on quantities will allow you to figure out if you bought enough ingredients for your meals.
2. Planning a menu
Planning a menu will help you to manage your time while you are cooking. As a result, racing to finish every dish at the same time won’t happen. The benefits of planning a menu are:
- Reduce the stress about making and timing multiple dishes.
- Gain valuable cooking time in the process.
- Avoid dishes getting cold and soggy while you are waiting for another to finish.
3. Food safety
Food safety is other important thing all professional caterer should be aware of. Knowing about food safety regulations and training your staff about it is one of the most important elements you must considerer for your catering business.
4. Attention to detail
A catering service is not just about preparing food. Table arrangements, decoration and food presentation are included in a professional catering service. Impressing your clients and all of their guests is the main goal in this task.
5. Be a professional caterer
Professionalism is a great quality that a experienced caterer should worry about. In an outdoor event, when to be polite, when to be out of sight or when to bring on more food are important things a professional caterer should know. Also, they know where to set up for prep and they understand the etiquette of working a large formal event.