How did you get your name out there and find customers?
I'm not going to lie, I'm new to the BBQ catering game, and looking for some advice on how to get my name out there and get some jobs scheduled on my calendar for the upcoming season.
A little background: I'm classically trained, and fell in love with BBQ, over the last few years. I've worked for private and corporate chains, as the sous chef to a high-end private chef, and for caterers/banquet halls that would take parties from 20 to 1,500 in house and would do even bigger number in off-premise locations.
I purchased my equipment from an asset sale, towards the end of September. I did a pig roast for 40 people in October and a corporate gig for 60 people Dec. 23rd (BBQ themed Christmas lunch for employees). Personally introduced myself to guests, while handing out business cards, and answering questions about my equipment.
So, what I'm really getting at is, where do you get your customers from? Do you advertise anywhere specific? Is it word of mouth? I'm open to and appreciative to any suggestions you throw my way.
AKA Wood Fired