September 1st, 2015

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Catering Trends: September 1st, 2015

As caterers wrap up the busy summer season, we bring you a variety of important topics this month in our favorite categories: catering, business and marketing trends.

Find out the answers to these questions: Do you need a .catering domain name? What are some unique food stations caterers have created lately? Why should you invest in mobile? How should you respond to a wedding inquiry online? And of course, we end with an amazing article featuring tons of great photos from a real catering event.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit down for some useful reading.

How to Respond to an Online Wedding Inquiry

As we all know, an engaged couple will inquire about wedding services with a number of vendors, caterers included. WeddingWire shares its best practices for responding to a wedding inquiry to help you get that second meeting. Recommendations include how you should respond, when you should respond and what couples have come to expect (and prefer) for each. Learn the insights right here.

Are You Losing Business With a Poor Mobile Website?

Are you losing business because you are not mobile friendly? As of April 2015, Google began to penalize website rankings in searches performed on mobile devices if those websites were not mobile friendly. Google “consequences” are especially affecting catering businesses because this industry’s mobile search and interaction is growing and growing. Read the statistics, analysis and advice that paint a very clear picture as to why you need to be mobile friendly right now.

Fantastic Food Stations to Delight Your Clients

International Caterers Association (ICA) shares unique, delicious and successful food stations from ICA caterers across the globe. Hanging skewers? Flaming risotto? Bacon bar? See amazing photos, read all about the unique ideas and more.

Do You Really Need a .Catering Domain?

One of the biggest questions going around right now is whether or not businesses should invest in new domain names. Do you need a .catering website? Is it truly better than .com? Will it help or hurt your SEO? Get the full breakdown here — it might surprise you.

Event Spotlight: Simply Delicious Caters the FedEx St. Jude’s Classic in Memphis

Memphis caterer Simply Delicious Caterings worked an important part of the PGA Tour, catering the FedEx St. Jude Classic, which raises money and awareness for the super deserving, wide-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. See dozens of food and event photos of the FedEx Corporate Cabana and employee tents bursting with beautiful buffets, drinks, stations and treats.

Do you have an event we should feature? Or an article you’d like to share? Please email with your idea.

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As always, wishing you a successful September!

Jamie Pritscher

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