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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

or to request a call back click here


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Join us at Street Food Live 2019

by Charlotte Anderson-Vile | Sep 26, 2019
We’re proud to be back in partnership with Street Food Live; Europe’s ONLY B2B event for street food and catering professionals looking to start or grow their businesses, taking place on the 19th & 20th November at the ExCeL London.



Completely FREE to attend, the 2019 edition promises to be the best instalment yet, showcasing the hottest new products, systems and services driving business growth, and inspiring foodservice professionals from across the globe with an appetite for innovation.

At this year’s incredible event, attendees will be spoilt for choice courtesy of its unparalleled line-up, featuring 80 inspiring seminars, over 120 innovative suppliers, free masterclasses, national scale networking features and much more.

With keynotes addresses from the likes of our very own Alan Fox and Mark Laurie you are sure to find all the information, advice and guidance you need to take the marketplace by storm.

Whether you’re looking to transform your offering and attract tonnes of new customers, or are just looking to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and innovations in the sector, this event is THE place to be.

Better still, this year’s instalment runs alongside 5 other industry-leading events; collectively forming #FES19, THE biggest business growth event for the world of food and drink.

We’ll be on stand H350 so be sure to pay us visit. Register for your free ticket via the website to join us.



For Exhibiting & Sponsorship enquiries:
Luke Page - Managing Director
+44 (0) 117 929 6085

For Marketing & Press enquiries:
Andra Burlacu - Marketing Manager
+44 (0) 117 990 2096


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 >




How to start and run a mobile catering business