How to Start a Home-Based Catering Business, 6th *Become the top caterer in your area *Organize menus for parties, corporate events, and weddings *Market your business on the Internet *Hire and manage staff *Handle paperwork, invoicing, and taxes with eas

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-06
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot
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You don't have to go to culinary school to become a personal chef -- a passion for cooking and good business skills are all you need to get started right away. This book provides all the business savvy for the successful launch of a personal chef business.

Author Biography

Denise Vivaldo is an experienced chef de cuisine with extensive experience teaching and consulting in the hospitality industry. She is the founder of Food Fanatics and a resident of Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

So You Think You Want to Be a Caterer
Working Out of Your Home
Writing a Business Plan
The Legal Aspects of Your Catering Business
Setting Prices, Estimating Quantities, and Writing Proposals
Sales and Marketing
Crunching the Numbers
Setting the Stage for a Successful Party
Pulliing It Off with Ease
Solving Problems
Catering Menus and Quantity Recipes
* Culinary Schooling/Education
* Online Culinary Resources
* Recommended Reading
* Trade Shows
* Professional Organizations
* Suggested Seminars
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