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mojack 03-20-2012 07:32 PM

catering to start building up to restaurant
Hello folks , I am trying to start a new BBQ business . i love bbq'ing and have been doing it in one form of another for more then 10 years . Now that i have out grown my uds, i came up with the money to buy a Lang 60 deluxe on a trailer . So i can tow and go . I also have 1 Saturday a month gig doing BBQ for the local Indy wrestling company i work with . Between the workers and fans there is about 150 people there to sell to . IM trying to rent out the commercial kitchen at the local bar my lady works out and possibly swing a few gigs there during the warmer months . Right now IM trying to get the HD to tell me what i need to get 100 legit , i have my spot to take my food safety cert next month . I have the papers ready to file for my LLC , company name and logo business cards ect already done . I want to start out small at first and with in 2-5 years open a actual BBQ business . the trick where i am at is living off the locals during the winter and hitting the tourist during the summer . I'm looking for any tips hints and experience i can get from anyone who has already gone down the path I am looking at traveling now. I have a nice egg nest put aside to start up this new venture and a few ideas to make it where i am located at { like delivery as no one delivers food in my area } An the only other 2 BBQ places here arnt worth a darn.
so if any one can help i would appreciate it .

plethoraofpinatas 04-04-2012 06:11 PM

Sounds like you have the first steps figured out. Speaking only for your catering venture (one step at a time!), have you made a business plan? Do you have a commercial kitchen available for your needs at all times, especially if you get more gigs?

It sounds like you are just about ready to start the catering, so why don't you focus on that before thinking about the brick and mortar?

HBMTN 04-04-2012 07:06 PM

You have the plan in motion, I would say go ahead and start with what you have and see where it takes you. It will most likely be a journey much different than you anticipate. Good Luck and congrats!

jacksedona 04-09-2012 12:15 PM

it would be good to have a website of your catering availability to target your local market-even one page wil do alot

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