Thinking Of Starting Up Our Own Catering Business
by Sangeetha and Fraser
My husband and I are thinking of starting up our own catering business, like yourself, by using a catering van.
We live in Sittingbounre Kent, and I have recently been made my redundant and my husband is still in full time work, however we are seriously thinking about just taking the plunge and just going for it.
This would involve him leaving work, as he is the cook and for both of us to do this together. We are planning to take a mortgage break for a year so we haven't got too much financial pressure in with that aspect.
The food we would like to sell would be Sri-lankan, Lalysia curries (vegetarian and meat). Lunch sized portions would include a meat or vegetarian curry, with lentils and some sort of greens.
We saw something similar in London, and was doing very well. Being Sri Lankn myself, my husband has learnt to cook like a traditional Sri Lankan food to a 'T'.
How do you think this would work? Do you think this would be feasible. Would we need to take a big loan to start? Did you have to leave full time work to start up?
This is our dream, and would be willing to work full time with this. We were also looking at doing this like a take away business so people can have food packed for dinner, at affordable prices.
Our worry is this current climate, and shops closing don etc, however the other part of us just wants to go for it, but worried our timing is not right.
We do feel there is a gap in the market for traditional Malaysia food and Sri Lankan curries, cooked like it is abroad. Homely, traditional food is what we think people want as well.
Any advise most welcome, we are so new to this and would
welcome any help at all.
Sangeetha and Fraser