The Popularity of Catering in Adelaide


The popularity of one Adelaide catering business depends on how good the food they serve and how well-trained their staff is to provide excellent service to their guests. People often spread their appreciation for something through of word of mouth. So if your catering business is great at what it’s doing then it’s going to loyal clienteles in no time.  Following your client’s requests and paying attention to every single detail ensures a happy customer.

The growth of the catering industry has led to faster employment rate with more catering businesses opening in South Australia. The demand for people who are experts in food and wine are through the roof.  The industry is still continuing to grow with increasing demands not only with wedding and social event catering but demands from airlines and mining companies as well.


A Brief history of Catering

The whole catering industry is still relatively young. It started to flourish around the end of World War II. It was founded by African-Americans in the early 1800’s in Philadelphia. They knew that catering was a profitable business so they combined it with the restaurants they owned. Robert Bogle was a black entrepreneur and he had paved the way for catering to become a professional business and was recognized as the “originator of catering”. At first catering was exclusively for the rich families but as the number of wealthy people increased over time it soon took over home-made food with more and more people choosing to eat at public-catering establishments.


Modern Day Catering

Nowadays catering has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry. There are some organizations like NACE (National Association for Catering and Events) that has been around for over 50 years in the United States to help caterers advance in this booming industry.  They support, provide education and certification to help their catering business grow.


The catering industry is mainly divided into 4 different types: Wedding, Corporate, Social Event and Concession Catering.

  1. Wedding Catering- This is the most common type of catering. We are all aware of how big a caterer impacts that special day so it’s very important that the caterer pays attention to every detail and make sure that the bride and groom are happy with the food, decorations and service.
  2. Corporate Catering- Corporate catering can go from small office parties to major corporate events. A good caterer knows how to adapt and tailor to these events and come up with menus that can be quickly delivered on site without compromising the taste and quality of the food being served.
  3. Social Event Catering- These social event caterings can range from a kid’s birthday party, a small family reunion to a backyard barbecue. The type of food varies vastly and sometimes extra tools or equipment are required for special events like these.
  4. Concession Catering- Seasonal and sporting major public events fall into concession catering. These events usually involve large quantities of people and where there’s huge crowds you’ll always find catered foods. The food being served in these events are usually easy to eat foods like hotdogs and hamburgers.