How to Run a Catering Business from Home

Author(s): Christopher Egerton-Thomas


The perfect resource for anyone considering, planning, or embarking on a home catering venture Your hors d'oeuvres are the stuff of cocktail party legend. You're a superb chef and a whiz with people, and you wonder if you have what it takes to run a profitable catering business. Written for amateur chefs who dream of turning pro, this book serves up the perfect blend of flair and practical guidance needed to plan and run a successful catering business out of your own home. Christopher Egerton-Thomas explains everything you need to know about selling your services, hiring help, planning events, and delivering successful parties on time and on budget. He also treats us to amusing anecdotes about catering successes and failures and offers ideas and recipes. CHRISTOPHER EGERTON-THOMAS (Sussex, England) is the author of How to Run a Successful Restaurant (Wiley) and How to Manage a Successful Bar (Wiley).


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CHRISTOPHER EGERTON--THOMAS is a restaurateur, caterer, and writer who has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and other television programs. He is the author of six previous books, including How to Open and Run a Successful Restaurant (Wiley), and his articles have appeared in The New York Times and Vanity Fair.

Who Employs Caterers, and What Do They Want?; Caterers' Qualifications and Skills.; Employing Others.; How to Get Business and How Much to Charge.; Locations, Planning, and Staffing.; Equipment and Entertainment.; Delivering Maximum Satisfaction.; Setting Up a Room.; Alcoholic Beverages.; Setting Up a Bar.; Kinds of Parties.; Weddings.; Food.; Canapes.; Food Safety, Hygiene, and Health.; Final Words.; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471141068
  • : November 1996
  • : 230mm X 155mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Egerton-Thomas
  • : Paperback
  • : 642.4
  • : 208