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5 Tips for Catering Outdoors This Summer

So many catering clients imagine beautiful outdoor events on warm summer evenings. What they don’t always consider is how the weather will impact the caterer! While they’re picturing a refreshing cocktail and a lovely breeze, you’re picturing cooking over a hot grill in the sunlight in a heavy chef coat. That’s why it pays to …

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Catering Do’s and Don’ts to Get More Bookings

Did you know many of us here at Total Party Planner have worked in the catering industry? Yep, our team knows where you’re coming from because we’ve been there! We also have a number of employees who have been on the other side of the prep counter, hiring caterers for their weddings or events. I …

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2018 Wedding Trends Every Caterer Needs to Know

From the decor to the drinks, we’re seeing the unique touches that take weddings from “standard” celebrations and turn them into a personalized experience. Every year Pinterest reports on the trends with the highest search volume. These are the biggest food and drink trends caterers need to know for 2018! A Bigger Bash How often …

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The Power of Social Media for Caterers

Pop quiz: What is the business tool as old as business itself? If you said “referrals,” you’re right! The best business tool has always been referrals from past clients and this is still true today. Past clients are always your best resource for gaining new clients. Instagram, Facebook, and Google Plus have made past client …

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Fall Food Catering Trends 2015: What’s got staying power and what will wow your clients

If you’re a smart caterer (and signs seem to indicate that you are), then you’re probably reading up on catering industry news and thinking ahead to the next season. So, while mere mortals are soaking up those last few rays by the pool before having to buy school supplies, most small business owners like you …

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