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Get Profitable

You're probably not in this business for a hobby. It's probably because you like to cook. And you want to make money. We're going to help you do that.


Where do mobile caterers work?

Shows and Events

From village fetes to music festivals...

Working at events

Thousands of profitable shows and events take place in the UK every year. Find out how you can work at them. > Click here


Markets

Farmers, town centres, street food, car boot...

Trading at markets and car boots

Markets are a great place to work: less stressful than big events but ideal for gaining experience. Find out how you can work them. > Click here

Roadside / Permanent Pitch

Lay bys, industrial estates, town centres...

Roadside

The original home to the entire mobile catering industry, roadside trading has a lot to offer. Find out how you can do it. > Click here


Private Function / Parties

Weddings, birthdays, corporate events...

Catering at private parties and events

Private functions offer a low-risk way to earn money as you usually agree a fee in advance. Find out how to work at parties. > Click here




How can NCASS membership help you to get profitable?

 

NCASS membership will save your business literally hundreds of pounds. There’s no need to shell out more for training, legal documents and consultation when you’re an NCASS member. You’ll benefit from exclusive discounts with our trusted suppliers too. Suppose you might call the earning opportunities, special offers and crazy cashback deals the cherry on top.

> Learn more about saving and making money with NCASS

 


Booking work as a mobile caterer

Know the rules - tendering for catering work

The Golden Rules

Get to know them. Stick to them.


Pitch fees. Sometimes they make it hard to turn a profit. Sometimes they make it impossible not to make a loss. They can cause caterers an arm and a leg of grief. That’s why you need to know the 8 Golden Rules for booking pitches, before you hand over any cash.

> Read the rules


Fraudulent Events- Be aware

Fraudulent Events: Beware!

Here's how to spot them.


Sometimes fraudsters pose as event organisers, take cash from caterers for pitches then simply disappear. It sucks, but you can avoid being fooled by these criminals. If an event seems dodgy, do these checks to help you spot a potential scam. It's always worth it.

> Click here to read more

How can you keep increasing profits?

4 simple ways for mobile caterers to increase profits.


Improve the marketing for your catering business

Marketing matters. Improve yours to increase profits with these solutions. > Click here


Keep your staff happy - You're customers will appreciate it

Happy staff means higher profits. Find out how to keep yours smiling. > Click here


Have fewer inspections - gain more time

Spend less time talking to inspectors and more time serving customers. Click here


Reduce the costs of your catering business

The less money spent, the more money made. Find out how to cut supplier costs. > Click here


Sustainability tips that won't cost you the earth

With strong, sustainable practices in place within your business, you'll make great savings, do your bit for the environment and increase your likelihood of booking events. > Find out more

Mentoring for caterers

Whether you're a newbie or have been in the game for years, partnering with a catering mentor could help you increase your sales up to an additional £2,520 in a single weekend. > More



Receive relevant work opportunities via text messages

NCASS get to know each member so that we can offer you the help and support you need for safe, legal and profitable trading. We’ll help you find work too, by texting you opportunities specific to your location and food offering. And event organisers can book you for work via your NCASS control panel.


With more than 30 years under our belt, NCASS offer caterers more than just a highly respected due diligence system, comprehensive legal documentation and caterer-specific online training – though you will get all of that too! Most important of all, we’re always on the other end of the phone for you.




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MEMBERSHIP
 
Join the Nationwide Caterers Association for just
£20.25 p/m

 


 
Work opportunities, legal documents, essential and invaluable advice, training codes, cashback and lots more are the name of the game here at NCASS HQ. And with prices starting from just £20.25 per month, why not become the latest member of the NCASS Family? Maximise the profitability of your food business with NCASS membership. > Find out more

Want to talk about membership? Call 0121 603 2524

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THE RESTAURANT SHOW 2019: BIGGER AND BETTER

by Sophie Haigh | Sep 17, 2019

Taking place 30th September - 2nd October at Olympia London, The Restaurant Show will return for 2019 with a brand-new all-encompassing culinary experience. With previous years attracting thousands of enthused visitors, this year is set to be bigger and better than ever before.  


The Restaurant Show sits at the heart of the hospitality industry, having united the very best chefs, restaurateurs, contract caterers, sommeliers and hoteliers for the past 30 years. The three-day event promises to combine valuable insight and the latest innovations with topical debates around the industry’s newest trends and challenges.  

Featuring both the Bar & Pub and Catering Equipment Expo, attendees will be offered the tools, inspiration and unique networking opportunities to help them succeed in the ever-competitive hospitality industry.  

HOSPITALITY TRENDS & WORDS OF WISDOM

With the Global Restaurant Industry expected to reach 3.8 trillion by the end of 2019, the show will cover some of the mega trends influencing consumers including eating out technology, food culture and healthier eating.  

Some of the industry’s most recognisable names will take to the live stage to cover thought-provoking sessions where visitors are encouraged to interact and ask the experts any burning questions. While the full line-up is yet to be revealed the programme is guaranteed to be bursting with inspiring stories, expert wisdom and the industry’s most recent - and often exclusive - MCA research. 
 

THE LATEST & GREATEST PRODUCTS 

Creativity and innovation will be at the forefront of the exhibition this year as our 350+ enthusiastic suppliers fill Olympia London with mouthwatering smells, fascinating displays, and the latest and greatest products available to the hospitality industry today.

As you explore the aisles, you will be greeted by the personal touch of each supplier offering opportunities to taste-test new food and drink trends, try out brand new equipment and technology, and uncover some of the inspiration behind the trendiest interior design available on the market today.

Last year, over 75% of visitors rated The Restaurant Show’s exhibition as ‘excellent’ for finding new products and services, with nearly half intending on placing orders with at least one of the exhibitors they met at the show.


INDUSTRY RECOGNISED COMPETITIONS & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Perhaps one of the most loved parts of The Restaurant Show is The Competition Theatre, packed full of passionate professionals all under immense pressure to impress the judges and live audience. With an exciting new twist for 2019, The Restaurant Show will play UK host to the most prestigious gastronomic competition in the world; Bocuse d’Or.  

Visitors can also look forward to the return of renowned industry competitions; Kikkoman Masters, Craft Guild National Chef of the Year and Young National Chef of the Year, and the Junior, Apprentice and Senior Compass Chef of the Year.


SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
 

The Restaurant Show promises to leave each and every visitor feeling inspired and excited about the restaurant industry as a whole, as well as bridging the gap between industry leaders, suppliers and hospitality professionals.

With the doors opening this month we wouldn’t want you to miss out on this trailblazing programme of industry-leading speakers, meaningful discussions, and unique learning opportunities. Make sure you register now for free at https://therestaurantshow.co.uk.



How to work & earn more

For 26 years NCASS has provided UK mobile caterers with reliable details for 2000+ annual outdoor events, including contact numbers, locations, dates, expected attendance and more... Every trader knows about The Events Guide.


Research events online

When you buy The Events Guide you'll get FREE access to the online database which is continually updated during the year, so you never miss a new event.

> Find events to earn at >




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