Steps to Start Catering Corporate Lunches

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Catering corporate lunches is an effective way to widen your individual customer base while serving other businesses in the area. Being successful requires effective planning and the right tools to keep your clients happy. Here are the steps to start catering corporate lunches.

Do Research and Find Customers

Begin the process by researching the local corporate catering market. Look for specific things that corporate caterers provide as well as business trends that local businesses are interested in. For example, many businesses are looking to improve their environmental impact, so using packing and serving products like our “NOAH45” Heavy Duty Wooden Tray (SKU 210WOODTRAY45) can be a unique service proposition for you. It will help you develop a more attractive service for businesses by using eco-friendly products.

While you are conducting research on the market, look for potential customers. Large corporate clients are different from mid-sized or small corporate clients, and you need to plan differently to serve them. Decide the size of the business that you want to serve and make a list of companies that fit your requirements. Include contact information for each company, since it will make later steps in starting your corporate catering service easier.

Develop Your Service Plan

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Plan the services that you want to offer. Outline your service plan so that you can confidently describe your services to potential corporate clients. A part of this plan is to decide what serving and packaging materials you will use. You can choose a theme, such as using all white trays and other materials. For this, something like our Round Sugarcane Platter (SKU 210APUC455) and other matching supplies give you the design aesthetic that you want while incorporating eco-friendly packaging.

When you develop your services, it is important that you begin to find the supplies that you will use so that you can find a supplier. Setting a price for your services is arguably the most important part of your service plan, and you can’t calculate your prices to you know how much your supplies will cost. Fortunately, there are suppliers like PacknWood that will help you find the right supplies for your catering services.

Start a Relationship

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When you have everything in place, start a relationship with your potential customers. The list that you made during the planning stay is now your starting point for making relationships. Approach your potential clients with your unique value proposition in mind. Using eco-friendly serving and packaging materials can be a unique value proposition that sets your company apart.

It may help to take samples with you so that your clients can get a better idea of your style choices. Our PLA Compostable Cups (SKU 210GPLA670) made from cornstarch are a good choice, as you can show off an eco-friendly product that potential clients can drink from during the consultation. Many of our smaller products, like our Khlong Bamboo Spoon (SKU 209BBKHLONG), are easy to transport and demonstrate the quality of our environmentally-conscious products.

When you establish relationships with corporate catering clients, continue to deliver high-quality services by partnering with a reliable supplier. To learn more about our line of green food packaging, email us at contact@packnwood.com to request a catalog.

PacknWood Food Service Supplier Launches New Size of Eco-friendly Sugarcane Plate

PacknWood is excited to announce now offer one of its newest products: Bio n Chic Sugarcane Plate – 6.3″ x 6.3″.

The new 6.3 inch by 6.3 inch size is now available due to high demand. Hotel operators, food trucks, and event caterers often request a smaller plate for wedding hors d’oeuvres, food festivals, and bar bites. The plates are hot and cold food safe, which makes it a versatile single use plate to keep in stock. For food trucks with limited space, this versatility can make this size of sugarcane plate an important place in everyday operations.

The Bio n Chic Sugarcane line of plates are compostable so that the single use plate will not end up in the landfill after it is used. It is also grease resistant so it works well for fried foods. Unlike other eco-friendly plates, these plates are durable and won’t become soggy during regular use. 

According to Adam Merran, Chief Executive Officer at PacknWood USA, “As a company, we constantly strive to meet the needs of our customers. Many of our customers have specifically requested a sugarcane plate in a size between our mini sugarcane plates and lunch-sized plates. We’re excited to be able to offer this new size of one of our most popular products.”

For more information about the 6.3” by 6.3” Bio n Chic Sugarcane Plate, look for the SKU 210BCHIC160 on the PacknWood website or check out the product page at: https://www.packnwood.com/product/210BCHIC160/Bio-n-Chic-Sugarcane-Plate—6.3-x-6.3.html 

About PacknWood

PacknWood USA is a leader in eco-friendly reusable and single use food service products. Located in New York City, PacknWood is the American and British brand of First Pack, a French company with a more than 35 year history of selling safe, value-forward, and environmentally friendly products. The company utilizes a strong international supply network to source high quality, eco-friendly, and fashionable tableware, bakery packaging, and restaurant staples to bakeries, supermarkets, catering companies, restaurants, grocery stores, and hotels. To learn more about PacknWood products, call (201) 604-3840, go to www.packnwood.com, or make an appointment to visit the showroom located at 213 W 35th Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001.