Advice on Setting Up Mobile Catering Business
Firstly I would like to thank-you for this excellent website, reading the entire Q&A has been really helpful.
My husband and I are seriously thinking of setting up a mobile catering business. I would be grateful if you could answer a couple of queries?
We are only at the planning and researching stage however we do have the funds to set this business up.
We would prefer to attend events throughout the country rather than having a pitch in a lay-by.
What are your thoughts in selling more upmarket gourmet food i.e. home made burgers and hot food and also posh sandwiches which you would not normally find on your average burger van.
You have mentioned the events guide which I know is around £45, we did buy the UK shows and events 2011 book, would you recommend still getting the events guide also?
We want to fully research before buying the trailer however would like to get the business set up asap. What do you think the likelihood of getting pitches at events for this year would be?
We plan to email all events and festivals to ask availability for a pitch but we obviously have not started up yet or have not bought our trailer. Do you think this will be a problem?
Sorry just two more questions, we obviously would like to make the most money from our business and attend events with the most footfall, do you think the bigger the trailer the better?
You mention buying a permit from the council, do you need this permit to trade at all events or is that just for local events within that authority?