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Now that we are in the year 2023, it is never too early to start thinking about and planning for summer 2023. It will approach faster than you think.
With everyone looking forward to upcoming summer plans, it is your time to start thinking about some of the things that you need to consider if you want to host your catering business at events around the country this summer.
Read on for more information about hosting summer events along with our list of things to consider.
Having food at events during the summer can be a great money-maker. There are plenty of events and locations for you to attend which you can sell your food products from.
The location is key to understanding what you need to sell and you can either choose to hire or buy your own catering equipment.
If you only intend on selling food and drink during the summer months and at summer events then we recommend that you hire your food vendor, instead of buying. This is because you do not need your trailer or food kiosk all year round, so hiring could save you a lot of money.
Below you will find some of the top factors to consider before you take the plunge into hosting your food at events this summer – so read on to learn more.
Not deciding on what avenue to go down yet? This is great, it gives you a chance to be creative and put some thought and careful consideration into what you are going to be selling to your audience.
Choose your summer location – whether that be summer festivals, market stalls, by the beach, sporting events, weddings or other types of summer events and occasions.
You might want to factor in that the sun doesn’t always shine during the British summer time and the weather doesn’t always go as planned. How will your products reflect this?
Perhaps cater for hot coffee and tea if the sun doesn’t decide to shine, as this can help draw customers in to help them warm them up – especially if your summer event is an outdoor one.
Speaking of British Summer time, you don’t want to rely on the weather to decide whether or not you can successfully sell your products. Why not prepare for the weather with a Food Kiosk or Food Trailer as your choice of mobile catering vendor?
This way, if the weather is an issue or a worry for you, you can be sheltered from the wind and rain as well as whatever else the weather decides to throw at us.
Exactly what event will you be attending with your food business? This is important as it determines what your audience and potential customers will want to buy to eat and drink.
You might have an amazing idea of what you want to sell but it might not be the best for your audience at a summer event. For example, selling hot chocolate during the summertime festival season may not be such a top seller as it was with your audience during the winter months at the Christmas markets.
Understanding your audience, their needs, what they want and, therefore, what they will be willing to part cash with, will help you create the perfect catering business that is sure to be a hit.
Creating quality products that people will love is a good thing to surpass their expectations, which is always a good thing to do.
Make sure you have a budget and don’t forget it. It can be easy to get carried away with the planning of your food business and the excitement of hosting various events and locations across the summer. However, remember not to go too overboard with the spending at first, you want to make a profit after all.
When you begin to make money, that’s when you can decide to reinvest and make your business and products better. Perhaps by expanding your menu slightly or offering more options on existing products.
Do note that you are mobile. This means they will constantly be on the move. You won’t have much space for storage in your truck or trailer so don’t overspend on stock too.
Mobile catering is a balancing act between having enough stock so that you don’t run out whilst on the move, but not over-ordering, things going to waste or having to lug loads of heavy stock around with you from place to place.
Keeping track of your finances and budget is key within any business and mobile food catering is no different.
Hiring a mobile food outlet is a great idea and a fantastic alternative to purchasing. It saves you time, money and effort. It is sustainable, whilst also being able to try out the mobile food industry with minimum commitment needed, to see if it is right for you.
Simply hand your trailer or food stall back as soon as you are finished with it, when the summer draws to a close, or when your contract with your lender ends.
Below we have listed some of the top products from Big Kahuna that you can hire from us today, for the upcoming summer months, or whenever you need to.
Mobile Carts are an affordable way to serve your food and drink and can be versatile to fit your needs. Lightweight and easily transportable, you can set up your business in no time with a mobile cart.
Our special Kahuna Hut is perfect for transporting around during summer events. Available in many sizes depending on what you need it for. It has a robust frame and is wind resistant so is suitable for usage for both indoor and outdoor events over the summer.
We also have several Full Catering Packages available at Big Kahuna for you to hire. These are ready-to-go food stalls, equipped with the products and equipment so you don’t have to come up with your own business idea. It is a ready-made business waiting to go.
Choose from a BBQ Stall, Burger Stall, Coffee Cart, Curry Street or Hog Roast Stall for whichever one you desire.
This is a popular and genius way of setting up and getting yourself off the ground with mobile catering. Try out one of our packages from Big Kahuna before you commit to an idea of your own and the reality of running your own business as well as starting one from scratch.
For those things that you may have forgotten. Hire from us a pizza oven, mobile sink and other catering equipment for your business too. We also have a range of signage options for you to choose from to showcase your business from afar before potential customers have even seen or smelt your food.
Need any help? Get in touch with us for more information, we are always here to help. We offer a full service from advice to the production of our own products too.
We can make-to-order, and can even help you transport your equipment to your desired location, helping you set up on the day. This way you will be able to concentrate on the business at hand.
Find our contact details on our website to discuss your options further for the coming summer months.