Are you thinking of starting a catering business or expanding your restaurant’s services via catering? With many events always happening in the great state of Maryland, you can be sure to have business. However, you can’t start on the right foot unless you have all the equipment you need. What is the basic equipment needed for catering? Read on below!
Equipment Needed for Catering: A Guide
Portable Cooking Equipment
First, you may want portable cooking equipment. Portable cooking equipment would be necessary if you are preparing dishes directly at the event location. Even if you will prepare everything in-house, it may be worth considering just in case.
You will need serving equipment for all the dishes you will serve. Examples of catering serving equipment include chafers and all accessories, serving utensils, serving carts, food pans, and tray stands. Also, think about what you will personally need to serve food, such as gloves and uniforms.
You can efficiently transport all your catering supplies via specialized carriers. You can find commercial food pan carriers to transport multiple dishes at once, as well as racks, totes, and carts.
Don’t forget about the beverages! Your beverage supplies will consist of beverage dispensers, portable storage containers, and beverage makers, if applicable. You may also need ice cube storage and a portable ice maker.
Tables & Chairs
Catering businesses usually supply their own furniture as well. This supply can be quite large, consisting of enough tables and chairs to fill a gymnasium. Plan to have a truck or truck rental to transport them for you.
Catering businesses make events special. They dress up tables beautifully. Host your catered guests in style with beautiful tablecloths, decorations fitting to the occasion, and table settings. You can choose between disposable table settings, like plastic plates, cups, and cutlery, or real glassware, ceramic plates, and silverware.
Lastly, have enough supplies to help you clean up when it’s all over. Equip yourself to wipe down tables, wash dishes and serving equipment, etc.
Of course, you can be best prepared for any cooking equipment issue with a reliable service company. Keep Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., as your key contact!
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