Can I Get All The Facts on Mobile Catering

by Kerry


I found this very useful indeed, i am in accountancy and it sounds silly but i have wanted to do this for so long.

Your story has really inspired me. My partner said if i get all the facts together of what i will need to get started he will help me.

I am wondering like you did after i get all the equipment how to start selling and where to start.



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Jan 26, 2009
Geting Started Rough Check List
by: Anonymous

Okay these are roughly the steps that I took to launch my catering business

  • Market research to make sure that their was a demand for my service.

  • Take food and hygiene test

  • Raise some capital for catering vehicle

  • Searched for catering van according to budget, driving up and down the country looking

  • Brought vehicle and started figuring out how all the equipment works. (£3000+ pounds, but can get cheaper)

  • source great tasting food, drinks and purchased some stock(£250+pounds)

  • Practiced cooking for friends and family as never cooked before in my life.

  • Got safety check done on LPG equipment (£150+pounds)

  • Purchased liability insurance (£150+)

  • Rent Catering Pitch which will give you the permission you need to trade(£50+ per week depending on how busy pitch will become

  • Register with Environmental Health so that they can visit you and trailer for inspection as you will be selling food to the public

  • It?s probably better for you if you can secure a pitch early on in your businesses, for me it was on my mind but I didn?t worry too much about finding a pitch.

    I thought well I'll find somewhere to trade or just turn up and start cooking.As I didn't know any better when I first started.

    Hopefully you will be a little better organized than me.

    Hope this helps
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