Catering Supplies and Materials

The following is a listing of Supplies, Materials, and equipment that are essential for a Catering Business.

        • Event Calender
        • Business Cards
        • Photo Copier/Printer/Fax
        • Office Phone
        • Business Signage/Promoting Materials
        • QuickBooks Software (For Billing Invoices, tracking expenses, and payroll)

      • Chafers (Display and containment for hot food)

    • Sternos (used to keep food in Chafers hot)

    • Heat Lamps (Used to keep crispy items hot, or alternate heating display such as a carving station)

    • Portable stoves (Can be used for omelet stations, or cook-to order items)
    • Ice Buckets
    • Coffee cups
    • Coffee/Tea brewing machine
    • Coffee and Tea Containers
    • Ground coffee beans
    • Tea bags
    • 6ft Buffet Tables

    • 8ft Buffet Tables
    • Portable Chairs
    • Display Platters
    • Cold Food Display
    • Hot box
    • Multi tray heat server

    • Serving Trays
    • Hot plate covers

  • Dinner plates
  • Cooking trays
  • Storage containers
  • Water Pitchers
  • Wine KeysThe following items can be rented instead of purchased base on your event needs. There may be times that you utilize a combination of rental ware, as well as your own materials. It will be imperative to communicate with your staff on which items are rental, and which item belong to the company. You will need to establish an area for separation of these items. Some items may also be provided by your client. You will need to discuss package options with your client. The more materials and or supplies you provide for your client; the higher the cost.
  • Flatware (silverware; i.e knives, forks, spoons)
  • Wine glasses
  • Water glasses
  • Napkins and Table linen
  • Center pieces