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Catering Trend Report

Examine This Facet of the Food Industry

— March 26, 2012 — Lifestyle
For businesses involved in the food industry, you will know that this burgeoning sector is made up of more than just restaurants and fine dining locations. Consumers are now looking for more out-of-the-box ideas when it comes to eating, and are ready to be more adventurous in their choices. The Catering Trend Report features research and examples from this section of the food industry, and offers unique ways to expand one's catering business.

Catering for social good has become a major development over the past couple years. No longer made up of only small soup kitchens, catering to those in need has evolved to include luxurious meats and even employment services. All of this information and more can be found in our report.
Trend Themes
1. Catering for Social Good - There is an opportunity in the catering industry to provide more than just food to those in need and to expand into offering employment services.
2. Adventurous Eating - As consumers seek more out-of-the-box dining experiences, there is an opportunity for caterers to find unique and flavorful ways to deliver on this desire.
3. Premium Catering Options - With luxury meats and high-end ingredients, there is an opportunity in the catering industry to offer premium dining experiences for corporate events and high-end clientele.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - Companies in the food and beverage industry can benefit from exploring new catering offerings to expand their services and customer bases.
2. Event Planning - There is an opportunity in the event planning industry to collaborate with caterers to enhance events with interesting and unique food options.
3. Non-profit and Social Services - Non-profit and social service organizations can benefit from partnering with caterers to provide meals to those in need with new and innovative approaches for social good.
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