Start Mobile Catering Business in Zimbabwe.

by Oppah

Hello David

I really want to do business in Zimbabwe. I have conducted some market research and I think I will never go wrong with it.

When I went home in May 2011, I noticed that people cook meals from home and deliver to various people in town. By the time they get to town the food will be cold.

So if I buy this Catering Trailer I am able to provide a more direct service not only will i be targeting my customers directly I will be providing a better quality product compared to my competitors.

Having a mobile business would also mean i can target various/potential customers for example there are various church gatherings where people cook their food from outside and its very unhygienic.

This would really give me an edge as the appeal of the trailer may steal my competitors customers.

We are currently using American Dollars back home and I noticed that they charge a packet of chips US$2.00 and with our African Meals which is quite common they charge US$3 for Sadza (staple food) and Stew or Rice and Stew. A sandwich will cost US$1.50.

Hopefully you understand why it is essential i get this trailer as it is the uniqueness of my business idea, no one else is doing it. Buying and building the components will cost more, it would also be riskier as some services there are not as reliable when putting things together.

I have been shopping around for good second hand trailer in the UK and they cost at around £6-8 000.00. I will check prices from China, India soon to find a decent price however, I was looking for someone who was willing to provide me with funding and i would pay them back on an arranged payment plan.

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Jun 05, 2015
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Caravan
by: Anonymous

So am looking into buying a mobile kitchen in Zimbabwe. Anyone know any place I can buy one cheap?

Jan 31, 2015
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mobile food cart
by: sai

we have mobile food carts for sell,fully equipped with deep chips fryers,grill,steamers at usd3100 DURBAN.we sell also fried ice cream machines at usd550,chipstix machines at usd180.

for enquiries contact SAI KAMUHOMBE ON 0775490997.

WE ARE THERE FOR YOU

Oct 13, 2014
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mobile kitchens
by: capital catering

We construct mobile kitchens in harare located in Glen view 1,fully equipped units depending on what business you look to conduct, from gas chips fryers,grillers,boiling table, sink, table, water tanks, gas tanks 19kg, etc. We construct with insulated coldroom panels, with a trailer lockable door and serving counters neat and hygienic, and if you have customizations in mind we cater to suit your needs, unfortunately we do not licence you will have to process the licensing yourself but advise and directions on where to attain this will help, call or app app us to +263776062511 +27719059646 or email us to kellarrussel@gmail.com with requirements and will see you through.

Sep 20, 2014
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Rich Ka anyone
by: Anonymous

Hello Tich

Thanks for the interest in starting catering business in our beautiful country Zimbabwe. Please email me on oriper2009@hotmail.com

Thanks
Oprah

Sep 20, 2014
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Christ I have sent you an email
by: Anonymous

Hello Chris

Thanks for your comments, please email me on oriper2009@hotmail.com.
Thanks

Oppah

Sep 19, 2014
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Mobile catering businesspartnership
by: Chris

Hi Oppah

I have plans to establish a mobile catering business in Zimbabwe before the end of this year. If you are interested i would like to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss a possible partnership.

Kind regards

Chris
chrismuhwava@gmail.com

Sep 19, 2014
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Mobile catering businesspartnership
by: Chris

Hi Oppah

I have plans to establish a mobile catering business in Zimbabwe before the end of this year. If you are interested i would like to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss a possible partnership.

Kind regards

Chris
chrismuhwava@gmail.com

Aug 25, 2014
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Mobile catering in zimbabwe by Nyoni
by: Tich Ka Nyoni

Need someone to partner with in starting a mobile catering business in Harare... Anyone interested can contact me on my e-mail... tichkanyoni88@gmail.com

Nov 23, 2011
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Gas Company in Zimbabwe
by: Anonymous

Hie, its a very good idea to set up a Gas Equipment in Zimbabwe, but there are about 6 Gas Companies already established there, most of them sell gas equipment, like stoves, gas lamps, braai stands, cylinders etc

I think if you supply gas in houses like what they do here will be a very good idea but you need a lot of start up funds to do set up such kind of business or maybe Solar

Nov 21, 2011
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Sam - Willing to fund
by: Anonymous

Hie Sam

I made a good research when I went to Zimbabwe and I noticed that most people in town centers even in rural areas are using gas because of shortage of electricity. There are about six Gas Shops in Harare and most of them sell all Gas equipment..gas lamps, stoves, brai stands, gas cylinders etc.
So I wont have any problems with gas filling and also generators are available because I will be using both gas and a generator

Nov 10, 2011
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I can help Fund this
by: Anonymous

Oppah

I am looking to invest in Zimbabwe. This idea has been discussed by so many of my friends as well for some time, but no one has quite managed to do it yet. The reason is there may be some challenges for doing this and you may need to get over these somehow, could these be things like getting the gas and legislation. I have the funds available, if you want to partner will you be in Zimbabwe to set up.

Sam

Nov 09, 2011
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LPG Installation
by: Anonymous

If you are looking to using LPG and need an installer,please get in touch with me.I am wanting to start a Gas Equipment business in Zimbabwe.I could probably get all the equipment from South Africa, and this would work out a lot cheaper for your business.

Oct 24, 2011
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Mobile Catering in Zimbabwe
by: David

Hi Oppah,

Do you really need a catering trailer to take back to Zimbabwe, I only say this because of the expense involved.
Here in the U.K you need to adhere to so many health and safety laws and the equipment is expensive.

Can you get away with just a griddle, baine marie and get the box made in Zimbabwe, the most expensive part? What about buying stock/equipment from China, India and get it shipped over as it might work out a lot cheaper for you.

What are the laws around mobile food business, can you get access to LPG bottles and how would you make sure that the equipment is working safely?

It sound very interesting but make sure that you do through research before you start out. Also
I don't think that you will find funding for a business you wish to start in another country.

Best of luck to you Oppah.

Kind Regards
David
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