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Starting a Catering Company
If you have a passion for making delicious food, consider turning that passion into money. Start your very own catering company!
Choosing a Name for a Catering Business
Choosing a name for a new business is not an easy task. Here’s a few tips to consider when thinking of names for a catering company in particular:
- Clean: You will want to look for a name that sounds clean, because who would want to eat from a place that has a dirty sound? Keep it clean.
- Professional: Especially important when dealing with brides! You want a name that gives the impression of absolute professionalism. Nobody will want to hire a company for a big occasion if their name makes them sound incompetent.
- Your name: Feel free to use your name in your business name. Small businesses should stand proud in a sea of big corporations!
- Food type: It’s more likely than not that you will be dealing with a specific taste of food, whether it’s Italian, Asian, or Latino cuisine. Make this clear in your name to make it easier for people to find you.
- Event specialty: Many catering companies specialize in weddings but will also cater other events. Regardless, they often specify their main event types in their name to draw in that kind of business.
With all of these tips considered, let’s move on to some example catering company names:
A Taste of Italy Catering
Hot Tamales Latino Cuisine
Cater Me Mexican
Fresh Catch Seafood Catering
That's a Toast! Wedding Caterers
Marry Meals Wedding Catering
Food To You Catering Service
Event Advantage Catering
On The Menu Catering Services
Amazing Grace Event Catering
Archway Wedding Caterers
I Do Catering
Birds of a Feather Catering Service
Broiler Room Catering Services
The Great Stork Catering
American Catering Service
Happy Helpers Caterers
At Your Service Caterers
Helping Hands Catering Service
Weddings, I Do! Catering
Backyard Barbeque Catering Service
I Do Wedding Catering
Side of 'Slaw Catering
Special Events Catering
Pickled Pink Event Caterers
Toast the Host Catering
Many events call for catering services, and the volume of business you wish to serve will determine if you will be able to run it out of your home by yourself or if you will need to hire a crew to serve food out of a professional kitchen. Events such as small parties can usually be handled by one, but if you plan on doing large events such as business meetings and weddings, you might wish to operate in a professional setting.
If you will be operating outside of your home, then you will need to find a good location! Ideal locations for catering companies are typically nearby other entertainment companies: DJs, photographers, etc. This is because when people are in need of one of those types of services, they usually need catering too, and how convenient it is to find one right next door! This will also enable you to build a relationship with other nearby companies, and offer discounted packages together as more incentive for business!
Regardless of where you decide to have your business, you will need the golden approval of the Health Department. Any kind of business dealing with food needs to be inspected to ensure you are following the proper protocol for food storage and handling, and also for cleanliness. Not only should you be in contact with them, but also with the state and county to register your business for tax purposes. Starting off on a good foot means not starting off with the IRS on your back!
Once you find your location, you will certainly need the right kitchen equipment in order to operate, right? Right! So begin looking for a supplier for your commercial equipment. This is where it becomes pricey, so if you don’t have a lot of money saved up for such expenses, I recommend that you either wait to start your business, hit the lottery, or more realistically, get a business loan. Also, look for a supplier for food, or join a bulk food-buying club such as Sam’s Club or Costco. This will help you beat retail prices!
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
DamilolaSho on June 25, 2020:
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HENRY BWIRE on January 20, 2020:
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Neo Senongope on January 17, 2020:
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Joy Marie Arago on January 17, 2020:
We are a group of friends who would like to start up a business and it would help us a lot to know more about the services.
Shamna shahul on September 04, 2019:
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Alex on July 24, 2019:
we are planing to start own catering business. I need a lovely and unique Indian short name for the business.
Thank you in advance.
Femina. on July 16, 2019:
Plse suggest a good and attracive name for my new catering unit in kerala
Soumya on May 19, 2019:
Keen to start a catering business
Ann-Marie Costanzo on April 08, 2019:
I'm in the process of opening my own catering business, can you suggest some good catch names for my clients. Thank you.
Charlenewhitt1@icloud.com on March 29, 2019:
Thinking of starting my own catering business, I currently work with many catering company’s.
Sun rise catering on March 04, 2019:
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Monisha Dutta. on February 12, 2019:
I am starting my own catering business. I need a lovely and unique bengali short name for the business.
Please help me.
Thank you in advance.
Gagan singh on February 12, 2019:
M opening my catering business can please suggest me some good names to attract customers.
Awadzi on February 06, 2019:
Hi please help suggest some catering school name for me. I want to start new
Natasha M on January 28, 2019:
I’m starting my in home catering and sweets business and I need some catchy names. Please help☺️
Katie on January 12, 2019:
Hi, i'm opening up my own business doing buffets & sweets and need a few name ideas.
Thank you in advanve
Divya on January 07, 2019:
I am starting my own catering business. I need a lovely and stylist name for the business.
Ajean on December 28, 2018:
When you start know that food is a n srt. Pretty and tasty. Thst all.
Madhu on November 29, 2018:
Hi im planning to startup a home baking and home catering services soon ..could u help me woth goody catchy names
Clement on November 05, 2018:
Hi lm starting a catering company can you please help me with a catchy name for the business
John on November 02, 2018:
Rakeisha Williamson-Evans on October 01, 2018:
can you help me with any idea names for a catering service??
Dean Davis firstname.lastname@example.org on August 28, 2018:
My team an I are in the process of starting up our own catering bussiness. I went to go google names and came across your Vid.
This would be a tremendous help to our journey into the unknown.
Could you please include me into any help and information you have taht would help us to be sucsessful as you. Thank you and God bless.
dolly on May 29, 2018:
Hi I'm starting a catering company I need a catchy name for the business
Tai on May 27, 2018:
I'm looking for names for a diner
Gajendhiran on May 04, 2018:
i start catering service provide icecream beeda popcorn etc pls tell us relevant name
Damilola Williams on May 03, 2018:
Lovely video, am still in catering school but will be done in the next two months and I wanna build my own empire and need more experience which I think I'll get here. Am happy to be here, thanks in anticipation.
Akram khan on March 18, 2018:
I am starting my own catering business.one of the best name of catering name suggests me. I need your help.
anisa on March 10, 2018:
I'm starting my own catering business I need help with the set up and the name
Pamela on March 05, 2018:
I'm starting my own catering business and I need help with coming up with a name
Grant catering service on February 02, 2018:
Make a smart food
Ambia on November 28, 2017:
cathy on November 23, 2017:
considering naming an off premise catering company---Dragonfly Catering. any thoughts? the meaning behind it and a personal story as well
Jonathan Kriel on October 31, 2017:
I want to start a catering company and need go name it. Something South African and local. For all tipes of parties and occasions
cole on July 05, 2017:
need a catchy name for catering business
Nada nader nassef on June 30, 2017:
Im going to open a food truck and i need a catchy name
Delisile on May 03, 2017:
We are catering team and we want to great a name,anyone could help we want our name be in Zulu if that possible ntx.
Lola on March 26, 2017:
I'm starting my own catering company and I need help!
G.S. Kohli on January 19, 2017:
I would like to venture out into outdoor catering
Ama on October 02, 2015:
I am opening my own boutique for both men and women. Please I need help with a name for the store.