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20 Mar: How to Align Event Staff with Your Catering Brand

When customers book you for an event, they're looking for more than just good food. They’re expecting a specific visual style, event atmosphere, and attitude from staff. They set those expectations based on what they see on your website, your reputation in the market, and your discussions throughout the sales process -- in other words,…

How to engage guests at your next alumni event

05 Dec: How to Engage Guests at Your Next Alumni Event

An alumni event is more than just a friendly reunion between former schoolmates. It's an occasion to continue ongoing relationships with a university. Building and maintaining an engaged alumni network benefits the school, but it’s not simple to approach the alumni at the end of the year and then suddenly ask them to support, donate…

Fundraiser event ideas

29 Oct: 8 Uncommon Fundraising Event Ideas

You’ve been tasked to plan a fundraising event but you’re stuck with the same ideas – cocktails, ambient jazz music, and long speeches that end with asking the audience to donate. While these activities are common, they may not deliver the kind of engagement an audience wants. Organizing unique fundraising events can help your donors…

9 Unconventional Wedding Catering Ideas

23 Oct: 9 Unconventional Wedding Catering Ideas

Are you tired of typical wedding catered meals? Looking for something a little different than the others? Is your wedding in an area that has a limited amount of caterers with a few caterers offering the same options? As you read through this article of 9 unconventional wedding catering ideas we have cooked up for…

How to Improve the Event Experience for Guests

25 Sep: How to Improve the Event Experience for Guests

You're an event manager. As a planner of gatherings of people for various different occasions, you manage staff, come up with creative ideas, and make sure each event is a success. However, no matter how hard you try, not every event will go well. That's why you’ve got to keep using your creativity to tie…

Labor Day Blog

29 Aug: Labor Day Event Ideas

Labor Day is known as the closeout holiday to the summer season. Even though most people are off work and kids are out of school, it's a busy time for many event managers. As an event manager, your goal should be to get as creative as possible and give your event guests something memorable as…

Vantiv New

27 Aug: New Feature: The Caterease Payment Link

The Caterease Payment Link feature through Vantiv/Worldpay is the latest innovative way Caterease Software can save you time and make your workday easier. Using this handy tool, you can quickly send payment links to your customers – individually or in batch – and let the customers make payments themselves!   From any event in Caterease,…

How To Handle Difficult Catering Clients

06 Aug: How To Handle Difficult Catering Clients

It doesn't matter the industry you're in, you are bound to encounter difficult clients. The hospitality industry is known for its high level of hard clientele. Since it's a service-based industry, it’s easy to see why. The catering sector is no exception to this. A successful catering operation is always juggling between the different types…

Reasons Why You Could Be Losing Catering Staff

16 Jul: Reasons Why You Could Be Losing Catering Staff

The hospitality industry is known to have one of the highest employee turnover rates. Topping 70% in 2017, it's an area across all sectors that every business owner should keep an eye on. Employees make career transitions for a long list of different reasons. As the owner of a catering business, it’s more important than…

Catering Industry Myths

10 Jul: Catering Industry Myths

Catering is a fun and exciting industry to be in just like any other sector within the hospitality industry. It's an industry that is full of growth, but also a lot of misunderstanding. There have been many myths regarding the catering industry. We debunked a few of the most common myths below: Myth 1: Adding…

Habits of A Bad Catering Manager

14 May: Habits of A Bad Catering Manager

A successful company depends on the success of its managers. Being a successful manager is a trickle effect to all the employees within a business. It's not enough to have a solid product or services, you have to have the right bodies behind it to make it successful. A good way to tell if there…

Catering Business Start Up Costs

07 May: Catering Business Startup Costs

Congratulations! You have chosen to start your own catering business and you want to create a truly unique experience while keeping your costs down and becoming an overall successful business. It's a smart thing to sit down and analyze the costs of starting your business. It will give you clear insight on what you are…

8 Expert Proven Tips for Organizing a Successful Event

03 May: 8 Expert Proven Tips for Organizing a Successful Event

A successful event is as much an art as it is a science. Art - it requires your expressive and visionary aspect to attract the present audience. Science - it needs a calculative and keen eye to pull things off on budget, yet keeping the success formula intact. Planning a productive event is certainly not…

Best Online Resources for Caterers

30 Apr: Best Online Resources for Caterers

The internet is buzzing these days with all kinds of content. Things are constantly changing in the hospitality industry and it can be hard finding the right resources to help your business. Keeping up with the latest news and trends within the catering industry is crucial to maintaining a successful business. Below is a list…

A Caterer's Guide To Pastries

18 Apr: A Caterer’s Guide To Quick and Easy Pastries

How Sweet It Is Catering in today's world can be demanding, with countless food allergies and dietary restrictions throwing a wrench into the mix. However, with a little imagination and ingenuity, making pastries for the masses can be a successful business venture. The most important thing to be sure of before starting is that you…

2018 Spring Catering Trends

16 Apr: 2018 Spring Catering Trends

We have waited so long and we are finally done with the winter season. The outside weather is starting to warm up and the catering business is starting to boom with spring events. We wanted to share with you some of the hottest spring trends we are seeing so far in the catering industry. Colors…

The benefits of catering software'

09 Apr: The Benefits of Catering Software

Let’s face it, pen and paper just don’t cut it anymore when it comes to managing your catering business. It’s even come to a point that using just Excel or other Microsoft office programs is not enough to keep up with the competition in the catering industry. People are staying competitive and managing their business…

Marketing Tips For Hotel Event Managers

19 Mar: Marketing Tips For Hotel Event Managers

Hotels are business powerhouses. Big names such as Marriott and the Ritz Carlton host thousands of events across the world each year. A big reason they succeed at this is because of their marketing strategies. If you’re an event manager for a hotel, check out our tips on marketing your event management services. 1. Provide…

Wedding Season Tips For Event Managers

12 Mar: Wedding Season Tips For Event Managers

Wedding season can be a lucrative time for event managers. According to the Knot, the most popular time of year in most countries for weddings is during the months of June, August September, and October. It’s easy to see why, since those months generally have the best weather. As wedding season approaches this year, we…

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05 Mar: Partner Spotlight: AllSeated

As the leading software provider in the diverse event planning industry, we at Caterease have established partnerships with other prominent players to provide our customers with the most robust, feature-rich solution available.

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28 Feb: Introducing Nowsta

As the leading software provider in the diverse event planning industry, we at Caterease have established partnerships with other prominent players to provide our customers with the most robust, feature-rich solution available. One of those partners is Nowsta – a powerful staff scheduling program specifically designed for the food service industry.

Catersource 2018

27 Feb: Lessons from the Tradeshow Floor

The Catersource tradeshow is always an exciting event, and this Catersource 2018 was one of our most productive and rewarding in years. It was incredibly gratifying to meet with so many of our current users and hear their heartfelt appreciation and incredible stories of success – and it was exciting to see the reactions from…

Challenges & Solutions Within The Catering Industry

05 Feb: Challenges and Solutions Of The Catering Industry

Every business within every industry has its challenges. It’s how they face them is what makes them a success or a failure. The hospitality industry is known for its high failure rate, especially in the catering sector. Being in the catering business takes hard work, dedication, and experience to excel. Continue reading for common challenges…

Customer Service

29 Jan: The Importance of Customer Service

In every company, there are many departments working as one cohesive unit to make the business successful. Sales, Human Resources, Accounting, Support and management at different levels all have an integral part in the day to day operation. However, there is one branch of a business that is potentially the most important piece of this…

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22 Jan: The Perfect Way to Manage Your Business: Caterease Sales Dashboard

At Caterease Software, every tool we produce is developed with the end user in mind – providing the utmost in power and flexibility. And the incredible new Caterease Sales Dashboard is the latest cutting-edge example of this.   The Caterease Sales Dashboard can be accessed by an unlimited number of users through any browser, and…

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15 Jan: Unexpected Wedding Costs

Getting married should be a joyous occasion for all concerned. Unfortunately, budgeting for a wedding may bring unwanted stress. Weddings can be very expensive, and there may be costs associated with your wedding that you may not have anticipated. Here are a couple of items that you may not have thought of and tips to help ensure your special day remains budget friendly.

5 Steps to Grow Your New Catering Business

08 Jan: 5 Steps to Grow Your New Catering Business

Today is the day! You have your new restaurant; you have all your shiny kitchen equipment; and you are excited and ready to start making a living doing what you love. Now what? How do you build your brand? When do people start calling in? What kind of food should you make? Most importantly, how…

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01 Jan: Benefits of Business Texting

In a world where more and more professionals include their cell phone numbers on their business cards and email signatures, texting is fast becoming the preferred method of communication.

What Has Happened To Food in 2017

25 Dec: What Has Happened To Food in 2017

Throughout history, eating has always been seen as a social activity. Families gather around the table and share stories, while they enjoy a nicely prepared meal. With the growth of Social Media, what we eat has only become more public.