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Things to consider before starting a Mobile Catering Business
If you’ve always dreamt about being your own boss, why not start up a mobile catering business? Deciding to start on your own is a huge decision but catering trailer manufacturers can help you to succeed.
Here at Excel Trailers, we specialise in mobile catering. Let’s take a look at what you need to consider before you invest in a mobile catering trailer.
When starting a catering business, you’ll need to inform the local council – even if you’re operating from a mobile catering trailer – at least 28 days before you open.
Shortly after you’ve opened, you’ll be put into a database and the council will visit your trailer, inspecting it to ensure compliance with food hygiene laws.
Products and services
Be it pizza, fish and chips, burgers or hot drinks – we recommend going for something that you’re passionate about. All catering businesses are expected to:
Knowing what you want to do will make it easier for you to find the right equipment and will give catering trailer manufacturers a better idea for the layout of the trailer.
Design and layout
As catering trailer manufacturers, we design and build catering units to your taste. If you know exactly what you want your trailer to look like, be sure to inform us before the building stage. If you’re unsure and need some inspiration check out our range of catering trailers.
Whether you’re wanting to stand out in bustling environments or looking for something more traditional, we have the perfect solution for you. Let us know what catering equipment you’ll need in your trailer and we’ll ensure there’s sufficient space for it.
When starting your own business, you and your staff must be trained in food hygiene to make sure food is safe to eat.
Always order produce from a reliable supplier – this will provide you with the peace of mind that products are stored, processed and handled safely.
It’s a good idea to create a cleaning schedule before you start operating too as this will enable you to keep surfaces and equipment clean, ready for the next morning.
You’ll also need to take steps to ensure pests don’t invade your space as these will compromise food safety. Regular inspections will detect early signs of infestation, allowing you to maintain a clean, safe working environment.
With your menu, you can be as creative as you like but you need to be clear. Food and drink must be described truthfully and your prices need to be accurate.
Avoid using misleading descriptions and illustrations and only promote the products you’re selling. Labelling food is ideal for customers who have allergies or intolerances and can be incorporated into your menu, or on a notice board, for everyone to see.
Get in touch
The team at Excel Trailers is always on hand to help and will gladly assist you in getting your mobile catering business off to the best start. If you’d like to know more about how catering trailer manufacturers can help you when starting up your business, call 01279 422 227 or email [email protected] today.