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Designing The Perfect Menu

Those brand new area rugs and that spiffy dining room paint job might look great, but all customers will remember about your restaurant is the food. Unfortunately, if you design a lackluster menu, your guests might not be tempted to try some of your best dishes. In my twenty years in the restaurant business, I have made some mistakes and had more than a few successes. I want to share the things with you that really work, so that you can enjoy your early days as a restaurant owner. Operating a restaurant is hard, but by heeding the right advice, you can enjoy the journey.


Useful Advice For Starting Your Own Italian Catering Company

If you have a passion for making Italian food and are really good at it, you might want to start your own catering business. It can be a successful, lucrative business too. Just make sure you start this catering venture out in the following ways. 

Get Your Liquor License if You're Going to Sell Alcohol

A lot of Italian meals go great with a bottle of wine, so you might want to offer alcohol as an option for your catering business. You'll just need to get your liquor license before you start selling alcohol to the public.

This isn't hard to do. You just need to submit the necessary application, pay some fees, and then correspond with the licensing agency in your area. If you do everything perfectly as an applicant early on, it should be relatively easy to get a liquor license for your Italian catering business.

Determine What Will Make Your Catering Business Unique

There are probably already catering businesses in your area that cater Italian food. You'll need to figure out how your business is going to be different. Then you'll find it easier to earn new customers on a regular basis and sustain a successful business model.

Maybe you need to focus on unique Italian dishes that are handmade or you offer mobile catering services out of a food truck. You just want to see what your competitors do and then try to go in a different direction, so that it's easy for your Italian catering business to stand out.

Don't Rush the Menu

One of the most important parts of creating and running an Italian catering business is refining the menu. You need to take as much time as you need with this step because it's such an important aspect to get right.

Whether you plan to serve pasta or pizza, you need your menu items to be fresh, taste great, and leave people wanting more. Once you feel like you have each menu item refined for your catering business, you need to test it out with tastings. Then you'll know if the public is ready for what you have to offer or if menu items need more refinement.

If you want to start your own Italian catering business, you need to have concrete business plans early on. They will guide you down the right paths and improve your odds of being successful, even in this competitive industry. Then you can continue to evolve over time. 

Contact a local service provider to learn more about Italian catering