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A professionally catered event
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Mobile catering

Main article: Mobile catering

A mobile caterer serves food directly from a vehicle or cart that is designed for the purpose. Mobile catering is common at outdoor events (such as concerts), workplaces, and downtown business districts. Mobile catering is the business of selling prepared food from some sort of vehicle. ... The Trikke is a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) This article is about the means of transport. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... For the IBM collaboration software product, see IBM Workplace. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ...

Event catering

Event catering ranges from box-lunch drop-off to full-service catering. When most people refer to a "caterer", they are referring to an event caterer who serves food with waiting staff at dining tables or sets up a self-serve buffet. The food may be prepared on site, i.e., made completely at the event, or the caterer may choose to bring prepared food, like Boston Market, and put the finishing touches on once it arrives. The event caterer staff are not responsible for preparing the food but often help set up the dining area. This service is typically provided at banquets, conventions, and weddings. Any event where all who attend are provided with food and drinks or sometimes only hors d'oeuvres is often called a catered event. A Chinese buffet restaurant in the U.S. A buffet (buh-FAY or /bÉ™.ˈfei/) is a meal-serving system where patrons serve themselves. ... State Banquet. ... Metro Toronto Convention Centre, late 2004. ... Nuptial is the adjective of wedding. It is used for example in zoology to denote plumage, coloration, behavior, etc related to or occurring in the mating season. ... The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids. ... Hors dœuvre (or alternatively appetizer or starter) refer to the food served before or outside of (French: hors) the main dishes of a meal (the œuvre). ...

A catering company or specialist is expected to know not just how to prepare food but also how to make it attractive. Many events require working with an entire theme or color scheme. Catering companies have moved toward full-service, taking charge of not only food preparation but also decorations, such as table settings or lighting. It's not that food is no longer a focal point, but rather that it is part of a broader mission. Many suggest that catering is about satisfying all the senses. Caterers and their staff should be friendly and coorperative because, after all, they are in the food service industry and should follow the motto "the customer is always right". Catering is often sold on a per-person basis, meaning that there is a flat price for each additional person. However, things like lighting and fire permits are not scaled with the guest count, so per-person pricing is not always appropriate. It is necessary to keep the cost of the food and supplies below this retail price in order to make a profit on the catering. With the correct atmosphere, professional event caterers' experience can ensure satisfaction of all the senses and make an event special and memorable. Of course, beautifully prepared food alone can appeal to the senses of taste, smell, and sight - perhaps even touch, but the decorations and ambience should play a significant part in the clients' enjoyment as well.

Industrial catering

Industrial catering includes providing food for airline passengers, schools, prisons and other institutional settings. It can include contract management of client foodservice facilities. See Catering (airline). An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... A passenger is a term broadly used to describe any person who travels in a vehicle, but bears little or no responsibility for the tasks required for that vehicle to arrive at its destination. ...

Airline catering

Airlines often have divisions or hire third parties to provide food for passengers.

A list of airport/airline catering services:

An LSG Sky Chefs truck services a Boeing 777 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport LSG Sky Chefs is the brand name of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, which specializes in airline catering. ... Cara Operations Limited (formerly TSX:CAO, CAO.A) is a privately owned Canadian company that provides catering services to airlines and operates several restaurant and coffee shop chains including: Harveys, Swiss Chalet, Second Cup, Kelseys and Montanas. ... Servair is a subsidiary of the French airline Air France, specialised in airline catering. ... A Gate Gourmet catering truck servicing an Air Berlin aircraft at Hamburg Airport Gate Gourmet is an airline catering firm with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland and Reston, Virginia, USA. As of 2004 it had 22,000 employees, a revenue of 2. ...

See also

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catering - definition of catering in Encyclopedia (156 words)
Catering is a movie term for a person or company who provides the main meals for cast and crew either on set or on location.
The term, catering, is also used more generally for a person or a company providing similar services for any large event, particularly banquets, conventions, and weddings.
The person or company doing the catering is called a caterer, and is generally responsible for not just preparing the food, but also serving the food, if necessary, or at least displaying the food on tables, often decoratively, where people can take the food at their leisure.
Catering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (348 words)
Mobile catering is common at outdoor events (such as concerts), workplaces, and downtown business districts.
It has been suggested that event caterer be merged into this article or section.
The event caterer staff is responsible not only for preparing the food but also setting up the dining area and waiting tables.
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