Thursday, 29 August 2013

Rudimentary Information on Starting a Catering Business

If many of your family and friends call upon your cooking expertise when they are having a dinner party and many of them RSVP right away when you have a dinner party of your own, it may be a good idea to consider establishing a catering business. With a catering business, you get to share your expert cooking talents and skills with more people—and expect a significant profit as a result. Starting a catering business may be easier than starting a restaurant business since your home can serve as your headquarters, but it's certainly not a walk in the park.

For one, you need to choose the right catering equipment to ensure that you deliver superb dishes without fail. Secondhand kitchen equipment may seem practical since they are not as costly as brand-new ones. However, if you wish for this business to have legs and maybe become your main source of income, it's best to invest in brand-new, first-rate catering equipment from reputable providers of kitchen equipment.

Whatever equipment you choose, however, they don't have to be large-scale at once, especially if space is an issue. There are numerous options for scaled down kitchen essentials such as mini-microwave ovens and others. Also, don't force yourself to have an all-encompassing menu available right away; give yourself time to get a feel of what running the business is like, and stick to what you do best before expanding your menu.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

On the Rising Popularity of Street Food

The street food craze that has been sweeping many areas of the United States is quickly taking over the cities of Australia as well. The city governments of Adelaide and Sydney, in particular, have commissioned several food carts and food vans that offer unique options to traditional take-out foods. In addition to this, the varied menus dished out by street food vendors are giving everyone a chance to sample a wide array of cuisines and flavors

The most popular street food in Australia is the “sausage sizzle', which consists of a sausage or steak served on a slice of bread, then topped with cheese, onions, and various condiments. Greek food such as kebabs and souvlakis are all the rage in Melbourne, while ethnic and vegetarian foods are finding their ways onto the streets of Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide.

The emergence of street food in Australia has also given would-be restaurateurs, who might not have the right resources to set up a standard dining establishment, an opportunity to present and sell their culinary creations to the public. One of the primary considerations of a street food operator is the kind of kitchen equipment they would need to prepare their food. Some of the most common equipment used by street food vendors include flat top grills and fryers, which should ideally run on propane rather than electricity. Mobility, as well as the size of the vehicle, should be considered when a street food operator shops around for the right kitchen equipment.