Posted on: 23 June 2022Share
Barbecue food lends itself well to catering. It travels well, tastes good even after sitting for a bit, and appeals to most palates. However, if you want to grow and expand your barbecue catering business, you need to absolutely hit it out of the park when it comes to flavor, quality, and customer satisfaction. Here are some tips to help you do that.
Keep flavors mild by default.
There's definitely room for spice in barbecue. A good, spicy sauce on some ribs or chicken is enough to make many barbecue fans swoon. But there are also plenty of customers who won't like heat and will be unhappy with your food if it's all on the spicy side. So, you're usually better off preparing your foods on the mild side, by default. Then, give customers the option of ordering spicier sauces for those who do love heat. When you send these sauces out, make sure they are clearly labeled so people know they are hot.
Always bring extra food.
There's nothing worse than running out of food at a party. Customers are going to tell your catering service how many people they have, but sometimes, they may either underestimate or have guests who show up last-minute. In a perfect world, customers would plan for this and order food for extra people. But in reality, this does not always happen. So, as the catering service, you can and should provide a little more food than needed for the number of guests ordered for. For instance, if someone orders food for 25 people, send enough food for 28. It will cost you a little more product, but you'll get rave reviews from customers who are impressed with how much food you send out—and that will earn you more business.
Develop some vegan options.
Many barbecue enthusiasts turn up their noses at the notion of vegan cuisine since barbecue is so meat-focused. But veganism is becoming more popular, and if you want to compete in the catering world, it's really helpful to have some vegan options. Pulled jackfruit tends to make a good pulled pork replica. You could also make sloppy joe-style sandwiches with a good-quality meat substitute. Have your chefs experiment a little and come up with one or two options. You'll get more orders than you think!
If you follow the tips above, you should improve your barbecue catering acumen and enjoy even more success.
Contact a local BBQ catering service to learn more.