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In The Catering Kitchen: Special Election Edition!
For our October spotlight, we wanted to feature two of our clients who recently had the honor of catering the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention in Tampa, FL and Charlotte, NC respectively. La-Tea-Da’s Catering in Charlotte, NC really made an impact on the Democratic National Convention by bringing their “Southern charm with a…Continue Reading
In The Catering Kitchen With Serendipity Catering!
For our September Spotlight, we caught up with Laura Zaspel of Serendipity Catering in Denver, CO. Read on for great info and tips! Tell us about your business. Laura and Todd Zaspel owned and operated “Laura’s Mountain Bakery” in Nederland, Colorado from 1996 – 2002. “Some of Colorado’s finest baked goods are found in Nederland …at…Continue Reading
In The Catering Kitchen With Charlotte Berwind Fine Foods & Party Planning, Inc.
This month, we asked busy upscale caterer and event planner Charlotte Berwind of Charlotte Berwind Fine Foods & Party Planning, Inc. how Total Party Planner has helped her Carmel, NY business. Read on for great info and tips! Tell us about your business. We are extremely high end caterers and event planners whose focus is…Continue Reading
Simplify Your Busiest Seasons with Total Party Planner!
When you’ve got a full plate, using a catering software like Total Party Planner can help to keep your clients, staff, and vendors organized and happy. Get rid of your pencil and paper, multiple calendars, and inefficient ways of tracking. Total Party Planner can not only improve your business, it can make it easy! During…Continue Reading
10 Reasons to Use Catering Management Software
It’s easy to manage all your catering events when you use event management software!Continue Reading
In The Catering Kitchen with Roy-El Catering
This month, we asked Marty Nungesser of Roy-El Catering for some insight on how he and his family have successfully run their Belleville, IL business for the last 25 years. Read on for great info and tips! Tell us about your business. We are an all-inclusive family catering business. We provide catering services for any…Continue Reading
Team Building for Your Catering Staff
For caterers, team building activities are a way to have staff interact in ways outside of the typical day-to-day routine.Continue Reading
The Jetbow Sandwich and Your Catering Menu
With Tim Tebow joining as the Jets new quarterback, the famous Carnegie Deli in New York announced last week that they are naming a new sandwich after Tim Tebow – the ‘Jetbow.’ You could call it a PR stunt – a great way to gain exposure for the deli while capitalizing on some national news that is a big deal locally in the NY area. But naming items on the menu to endear a restaurant or catering business to the area where they are located is not new.Continue Reading
Large vs. Small Event Catering
After reading Mike Roman’s blog last week where he stated “often a party for 45 can have more problems than an event of 450,” it got me thinking about how true that statement really is. How many times have you been hired to cater a smaller event that had so many obstacles that it took up more time than your larger events?Continue Reading
How Are Clients Finding You?
There are directories out there whose sole purpose is to put your business in front of people looking for caterers. The benefits of partnering with a service like this are a) it’s a secondary way to get found, other than your own website, and b) if you don’t have the time or knowledge to get your website fully optimized for search engines to find you, you can let these sites essentially do it for you. They know how to get found and they can help funnel the traffic to you. Here are just a few to get you started.Continue Reading