A Merchants Guide to Festival Catering | Big Kahuna

A Merchants Guide to Festival Catering

When you are catering food for a festival, there are a number of factors you need to consider to ensure that your food sells and your stall is successful. Firstly, if you have got to this stage, congratulations! You are just one step away from growing your business further and gaining potential new customers.

Festivals are one of the most popular events that come around every year. It’s something that most people look forward to. With thousands of guests attending every year, what better way to receive more customers and sales than to bring your food stall to them?

Throughout this blog, we will be providing you with a step-by-step guide on how to cater for a festival and much more. For more information, read on!

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Tips to Successfully Cater for a Festival

When catering for a festival, it is important that you know what you are selling, that you have the right amount of stock and that your stall stands out. Much like street food catering, it is vital that you are clever with what you sell.

For example, if you have a smaller menu, it makes it easier to predict stock levels. This, therefore, puts you in a better position for making a profit. Not only this, but it also means that the number of portions you can serve will most likely increase as you become a lot more efficient when making fewer dishes. Read on for a guide on how you can successfully cater for a festival.


Ensure Your Stall Stands Out

When you bring your food stall to a festival it is a great way to create sales and gain potential customers. However, it can be a competitive market as a lot of catering companies have been in this industry for years. Moreover, many people will have the same idea to bring their food stall to a festival due to the popularity of the event.

However, there is no need to worry because, with our guide and helpful tips, you will definitely stand out from the crowd! The first thing you need to consider is the branding. Does it stand out? Is it clear what food you are selling? Do you have your company’s name on the stall? These are all essential questions you need to ask yourself to ensure that your stall stands out.

When potential customers attend your stall, they will want to know almost instantly what it is you are selling, the prices of your products and what your business offers.

Here at Big Kahuna, we offer a variety of banners and signs that you can hire for your stall. Some of the accessories we offer include:

  • A large wipeable menu board
  • Side wipeable menu board
  • Branded pavement sign
  • Feather flags
  • Small hanging signs

And so much more! Our accessories are a perfect addition to your stall to allow any potential customers to understand what your stall is all about. For more information on the accessories we have available click here!


Foods to Cook for a Festival

Now, we know what we can do to allow our stalls to stand out, but what are the best foods to sell at a festival? It’s pretty simple really, sell something you know that everyone enjoys. For example, some of the most popular dishes that everyone enjoys are:

  • Pizza
  • Burgers
  • Sandwiches
  • Hotdogs
  • Ice cream
  • Waffles/crepes

And so much more, the ideas are endless! Here at Big Kahuna, we can provide you with a range of catering supplies to help you produce great quality foods. From hog roast machines to BBQs to coffee machines, chip scuttles and more, we have everything you need in one place!

For more information on the equipment we have available, make sure to check out our catering equipment section on our website!

When selling food at a festival, it is important that you have the correct amount of stock ready for the day. This is because festivals are extremely popular, especially in the summer. It is crucial that you keep on top of your stock to ensure people are well-fed and energised enough to see their favourite bands. After all, you don’t want to turn down any customers, do you?


Stalls Available to Hire at Big Kahuna

Here at Big Kahuna, we have a range of mobile stalls available for you to hire. From market stalls to trailers to kiosks and much more, we have all the essentials you need in one place!

Some of the most popular products we sell that are used for events such as festivals are kiosks, market stalls and trailers.

We believe that trailers are ideal for events like this as they can be transported to various locations easily and offer plenty of room for your equipment and food. For more information on the stalls we hire, check out our blog on ‘Stalls to Hire for Events This Summer


Talk to Big Kahuna

Here at Big Kahuna, we have everything you need to help you get set up. From stalls to catering equipment and signs, we have it all. We believe that signs and branding are important when you are hiring a stall as it allows you to represent your business and people will know what it is you offer.

If you are interested in the stalls we have available or you would like more advice on the banners, flags and catering equipment you can hire contact us today at 0333 772 0328. Alternatively, contact us via email: hello@bigkahuna.co.uk we are more than happy to help!