How to Start Outdoor Catering Business in Nigeria with Small Capital.
Food is an essential part of human existence; we all need nourishment to maintain good health. Even those who people don’t have money to buy food must find one way or the other to eat.
Outdoor Catering Business
You will discover that now are days, most families in Nigeria eat out side their homes. This is because every one is so busy including house wives that no body stays at home to cook food for the family to eat.
You must have also discovered that friends and relatives who in the past always come to assist the celebrants in cooking have stop helping because they are too busy trying to make ends meet. And that is the main reason why most organizers of wedding ceremonies and other big events in Nigeria have decided to pay outdoor caterers to cook and serve food to their guests.
This is an opportunity for whoso ever wants to make regular cash should go for outdoor catering services. I will tell you categorically that those who are currently into the have never regretted choosing business.
You too can make fortune from outdoor catering business in Nigeria, if you choose to start it now.
The requirements are not too stringent; in fact you can start small and then grow big.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO START OUTDOOR CATERING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA.
With at least the sum of N50, 000 you can start a small scale. The amount will be enough to purchase some basic equipment, the rest you can borrow from friends and neighbors.
SPACE. You don’t need to rent a shop; you can do the cooking right in your house and then transport it to the venue of the celebration.
BASIC EQUIPMENT REQUIRED.
Locally fabricated gas burner or kerosene stove.
Cooking pots of different sizes.
Plates and spoons.
Large Food warmer.
Buckets and bowl. Etc
GET EXTRA HAND IF POSSIBLE.
Outdoor catering business in Nigeria can be very tasking, especially if you are cooking for a large number of people in a big event. In this case you alone can not handle the task that is involved in outdoor catering business, I advice you hire somebody to assist in the job.
PREPARE QUALITY FOOD.
Your competence as an outdoor caterer will be put to test by the quality of food you serve to quest during important occasions. Therefore, you must make sure your food are well prepared, neatly packaged and presented nicely. Remember you are paid to do the job; it will be very good you do your best to render quality services, so you can get recommendations from clients and potential customers who are present at such occasions.
HOW TO GET CUSTOMERS.
The best way to get clients or customers to patronize your catering business in Nigeria is through referrals from people. If the quality of services is good clients will be encouraged to call you next time and can also even recommend your business to friends and relative who may need your services. But if the quality of service is bad please don’t expect them to give you any contract in the future.
Other, ways through which you can source for clients to give you outdoor catering contracts is by Advertisement. You can advertise your outdoor catering business using the following mediums
WORD OF MOUTH
To get client, there is a need you let people around know what you do for a living. Take time to Introduce your outdoor catering business to your church members, club members and neighbors too so can patronize your business. If you fail to tell them itâ€™s your fault and donâ€™t get angry when you see them giving jobs to caterers from other places.
BUSINESS CARD, HAND BILLS AND FLIERS.
Print business cards, hand bills and fliers, this you can give to people wherever you go to create awareness and get patronage.
Placing low cost Adverts in Nigeria Newspapers is another effective way to get new clients. You can place classified adverts in Newspapers like the Guardian newspapers at the cost of N8, 000 to N12, 000 only.
FREE ADVERTS ON THE INTERNET.
Also, you can use free classified Ad sites, Facebook and twitter to promote your catering business it’s free of charge. Register now at www.Facebook.com , www.twitter.com and look for free classified advert on search engine.
I believe, with this piece of information you can now start your own outdoor catering business in Nigeria with less difficulties. Start quick and you are sure to make it big in the business.
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