How COVID-19 Has Affected the Catering Industry
The short answer is that catering has basically come to a standstill. There are no big gatherings to cater. Most people are not calling a catering company for a small family gathering in the backyard. However, all hope is not lost. How can you prepare your catering company to bounce back? Here are a few tips for what the industry may look like in the wake of COVID-19.
- Shifting away from buffets – If you do serve a buffet, there will probably be state or local requirements regarding a sneeze guard. This will make the whole process more difficult and expensive, which defeats the purpose of a buffet.
- More drop-off catering – Rather than serving the food, there will likely be more requests for drop-off catering. This might allow you to offer catering for family meals and small gatherings that may take place around the holidays if the nation has a little better control over the disease by then.
- Single heat and serve options – Clients are likely to prefer single-serving platters. Something that they can easily heat and serve themselves will allow you to offer meals with minimal contact. There may also be a higher demand for options that do not need to be heated.
Culinary Specialties Is Here to Help You Get Back on Your Feet
Perhaps you were used to carefully handcrafting every bit of your catered meal. That may no longer be an option. Fortunately, Culinary Specialties is here, with delicious heat and serve meals prepared in a safe environment. Contact us today at 760.744.8220, or you can request a quote online.