My Husband and I Brought a Catering Van in January - Not Having Success
It was so interesting to read about when you started your catering business. My husband and I bought a catering van in January and unfortunately we haven't had the same success as you.
We started in January on an industrial estate, the same van had been there for ten years with the previous owner but low and behold, the builders who had been there for over seven years, moved out in March which was a disaster!
So then we moved it to a lay-by nearer home literally just on the side of a main road.
We have good quality food, my husband dresses smartly in a chef’s top, he is always smiley and approachable, our prices are highly competitive.
It varies so much how much he earns day to day, but sometimes he doesn't even cover costs.
We have done a few local shows but are really interested in doing something every week.
You mentioned night clubs; we thought about that, did you ever ask the council regarding this? What kind of response did you get?
Also, we want to do car boot sales but we don't have many round our way and all of them have been going for some time so we can't get in there.
We are really struggling now, it’s never really earned us any money but we don't want to just give up, maybe it's just a matter of time in building up your customer base.
Thanks a lot; any advice would be gratefully received!