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What Are The Qualities Of An Above Average Food Caterer

By George Dodson

Andy Rooney once said, "I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture, I'd buy a painting."

The truth is chefs prepare some delicious meals and someone must deliver them to those who can't come to the restaurant to eat them or want them for parties. This job is done by a caterer.

But some caterers are better than others.

The important skills include being a master planner and entrepreneur with excellent communication skills and you need to start off being a quality chef and also have the ability to transport food smoothly.

Catering means you know the food business. You have to have the skills of a master chef so you can prepare those special items most people want at their parties or other get togethers. Not just any cook can do this. Skill, dedication and most of all practice are required to be a master chef.

Catering means you have to have people skills. Different people need different levels of communication. For this, you have to be fully aware of their needs including their preferences of food and delivery. You should also be prepared to meet any challenges and problems and solve them on the spot. While doing all these services you should not forget to wear a smile always.

The effective handling and movement of perishable food items is important aspect of catering. Practice and experience is the key for acquiring this skill. Along with know-how, you also need to have special equipment and transportation.

Being a master planner is important requirement of a caterer. You will have several orders at a time and these are time sensitive. Only a master planner can cope with perfect timing. Getting the right software can make this easy. That implies computer skills or hiring someone to handle the dispatching.

You need to be alert and take on the spot decisions. Its not unusual for a perspective client to ask you about candy buffet ideas on the spot for their gathering. To get the gig, you'll have to think fast.

Wanting to own a small business is a per-requisite for any catering business. Technology moves fast. That means you have to keep up with the times. You have to be cost effective. You have to be up on what people want and might need. With thew right skills it is very possible to write your ticket and have fun creating food that you can be proud of.

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