There are other types of catering service aside from corporate and social catering. Cold service catering involves a caterer delivering cold snacks to a home or work place. More recently some caterers have been working with nutritionists to provide cold catering services which involve delivering three meals a day to people hoping to lose weight. The three meals delivered would be nutritionally balanced and be within a certain amount of calories. This is a more modern type of food service. A traditional cold food service would involve a catering company delivering a freshly prepared selection of cold snacks. This kind of food is appealing to most people and can be delivered on a bicycle to offices, private homes and just about anywhere within the local proximity.
With fair trade products becoming more available and desirable, there are companies who now offer foods from this kind of origin. Similarly some people are attracted to caterers who offer foods sourced in the locality. These are fairly new concepts but they are catching on fast as people are becoming more morally involved in where their food comes from so too do caterers.
If, as a caterer you want to rent or buy a premises to run your business from there are a lot of things you need to look out for. How big is your company? This will determine how much space you will need. Hygiene will always have to be at the forefront of your mind when running a catering company and so the premises you choose must reflect this.
Surfaces and all appliances need to be such that they can be cleaned on a daily basis. Insurance companies will insist on certain things to make sure your insurance is valid so this needs attention when looking for the correct premises.