Unique Catering Services You Can Start For Your Work at Home Business Venture

Do you love to prepare exotic culinary dishes? Do you revel in the pride and the satisfaction of preparing sumptuous dishes that attracts the praises and attention of the masses? Then starting your own home based catering service might be just the right thing for you!

Traditional catering services normally offer services for everyday delivery, special dishes for important occasions and festivals. But rather than competing in these readily available niches, why not enter into a unique niche or crate your own niche with some new and novel ideas that can propel your catering business faster to the top? Let’s take a look at some very interesting ideas you can use to start your own catering business at home.

Fruit Salads

What about starting a new catering business that provides ready to eat fruit salads for special occasions and events? Fruits salads are highly sought after items in a party because of their low calorie and delicious taste. This type of meal is perfect for dieters and makes an indispensable addition to any menu party. You can offer variations of these salads and prepare them with specially made sauces as a dip. If you can create a unique and tantalizing dish prepared in a tasty, artistically presented form such as carvings or special arrangements, this can be a very lucrative business to get into.

Romantic Dinner Specialist

If you are looking for a fun way to enter into the catering business, try offering services for a romantic dinner. You can offer services to prepare a totally mind-blowing romantic date along with the food, the romantic decorations, the candles and flowers and other sensuous items to add to the list to create a really wonderful evening. This is a really hot item as women who want to make the best impression on someone they like would probably be only too happy to hire you as they would need all their time to look their best for the big night.

Special Diet Catering

Why not try to find niche to enter in the catering business such s preparing food for the diabetics or those afflicted with this medical condition? People who are suffering from various ailments sometimes require a special menu everyday to help their condition and give them enough variety. If you can prepare those dishes and ensure that they are healthy and delicious at the same time, you can rake in a lot of money by catering to those in your neighborhood who have requirements for such kinds of menu. Just imagine the hassles of preparing a dish especially for an elder member of the family apart form making dishes for the other members of the family. Your services can be a lifesaver in these busy times.

Vegetarian Dishes

More and more people are turning to vegetarian dishes to attain specific goals in their lives. Vegetarian dishes are typically low in cholesterol, high in nutrients and do not harm living animals in their preparation. You can start your catering business offering vegetarian food to those around you.

DISH Network Picks Up Subs and Appears to Be Back on Track for Positive Growth

DISH Network, America’s second largest satellite provider in the United States by subscribers posted positive growth for new acquisitions last quarter with an estimated 22,000 net additions, trumping the previous year’s loss. A positive sign that Satellite TV Provider’s growth appears to be back on track. While last year ended with an annual net loss in subscribers, last quarter’s positive results is a step in the right direction. The Pay TV provider is determined to return future quarters into positive territory and may do so behind the new leadership of CEO Joseph Clayton.

A few years ago, DISH Network was really starting to close the gap between the number of subscribers it had versus DIRECTV but the pay TV provider has been losing subscribers over the past several quarters until just recently when it swung back into positive territory at the end of last year. A new turning point for DISH? Possibly, this may empower the company to get back on track. DISH Network has been very busy over the past few quarters acquiring companies out of bankruptcy like Blockbuster and DBSD-Terrestar. Hoping to open up the new spectrum to offer wireless 4G internet service. We’re speculating they’ll send transmission over land based towers.

DISH Network has also been busy preparing for the launch of its True Whole-Home DVR service with the Hopper and Joey system on March 15th. This system may give DISH the push it needs to continue positive subscriber growth through 2012. The Hopper is the main host, receiving and distributing all the tuners over coaxial cable. Joey’s work from the Hopper and have access to the same features, making it an elite system for people who want access full DVR functionality from any room in the home.

A recent facelift to Sirius radio stations will give your party the boost you need to have great ambiance. Set up directly from your DISH Network receiver. Satellite Radio now displays visual images to go along with its crystal clear commercial free broadcast. Not only can you get Sirius with a great package like America’s Top 200 but you can also take advantage of Sirius at your bar, restaurant or medical facility with a DISH for Business account. DISH Network is the only pay tv provider to offer Sirius radio, Blockbuster at Home and ground-breaking technology like TV Everywhere.

DISH Network has started 2012 in the driver’s seat. Will their new promotional offers be enough to endeavor substantial positive growth throughout the year. I believe so, their offers are among the best for Pay TV providers offering everyday value even after the promotional discounts expire. Over the years I’ve learned that DISH Network has been very innovative and continues to innovate itself while adapting to the ever fast changing environment we now live in. The satellite provider offers a lot of the best satellite tv services. Offering the latest in technology and everyday value that trumps the competition hands down.

Add a Dash of Convenience to the Menu at Your Restaurant Business

While the familiar statistic about nine out of 10 of them shutting down in the first year has been disproven, restaurant failure rates are still quite high. A recent study found that 1 in every 4 restaurants closes or is sold within its first year of business. But the news isn’t all bad. The total number of restaurants continues to increase for one simple reason-Americans are eating out more than ever. The average person orders food at a restaurant twenty times each month.

How can a restaurant attract new customers? The most reliable way is by examining statistics and figuring out how and what people eat these days. For example, we know that younger people are far more likely to eat out. Americans from the ages of 16 to 27 eat out 24 times each month! As you might expect, most of those meals are fast food. But there is a lesson to be learned from this.

Express Menus

In a word, young people prize convenience above all else when they eat out. They want something inexpensive and fast. Many restaurants have begun to offer express menus for high school, college, and young professionals. These menus give younger patrons the ability to get a real restaurant experience at an affordable price in about ten to fifteen minutes.How do restaurants accomplish this awesome feat? Express menus typically include plates that can be prepared in only five to ten minutes.

A burger and fries, a Caesar salad, a BLT, a deli sandwich, or soup and a sandwich are all dishes that can be on the table within ten minutes. This will appeal not only to high school students who have gotten used to eating on the run, but also to younger workers.
Most employees prefer eating out, but they simply don’t have enough time on their lunch break to get in and out of the average restaurant. An express lunch menu is the perfect solution to this dilemma. The patron will know that he can get a fast and affordable meal and get back to the office on time.

Takeout

More than half of young people order out at least once a week. They either pick the food up themselves or pay a little extra to have it delivered. Some restaurants have taken heed of this growing trend and they have started offering takeout menus. As the takeout orders grow, it is often necessary to hire a delivery driver.Experts recommend starting slow and offering only a few simple dishes to patrons who want to eat their meals off premises. Larger meals can be expensive to pack and even messy. There is also the problem of mix ups, in which case the patron may demand a full refund and the restaurant will have to prepare another dish.

Online Ordering

An incredible 93 percent of teenagers and young adults between the ages of 12-29 use the internet on a daily basis. They chat online, shop online, listen to music online, and even order food online. Yes, that’s right! Online ordering is an increasingly popular way to arrange for a meal. The user simply visits the website of his or her favorite restaurant, browses the menu, and orders a meal. The meal can then be either picked up or delivered to the virtual patron’s address. Payment portals ensure prompt payment and customer safety.While online ordering began with the chain restaurants, many smaller establishments are getting in on the act.

Not only is it convenient for the customer, but it also brings in new clients for the business. There is also the extra added bonus of positive comments on review sites.A review site is forum where internet users can go to post their thoughts on a particular restaurant, hotel, or resort. Positive reviews on these popular sites have been proven to increase business at top-rated restaurants.Customers also appreciate the convenience of using their credit cards for online orders, as well as while in the restaurant. Every restaurant needs a merchant account to accept plastic for lasting consumer satisfaction.

Diet Menus

We have spent most of this article talking about younger restaurant patrons, but now we want to turn our attention to the largest generation in American history. With nearly 80 million members, the Baby Boomers (anyone born from 1946 to 1964) are getting older. And as they age, many of them are paying more attention to health. It is also important to note that while Boomers eat out a bit less teenagers and young adults they are actually more likely to go to a restaurant that doesn’t serve fast food.

Whether called a light menu, a diet menu, or a health menu, a special section that caters to patrons who are worried about their health is a great way to attract new business. Dishes that are low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol are the most popular entrees. Soups, salads, and smaller portions can also save the restaurant money on ingredients and prep time. Putting the calorie count along with other important nutritional information right on the menu is often appreciated.