Take a Bite out of the History of Catering


One of the best things about eating out is the fact that you get to sit down and enjoy a meal that tastes good, is cooked well, and you don't have to do the work of the cooking or cleaning up. So, how could you possibly top this fabulous experience? Catering, of course! Catered food is prepared by a team and delivered whereever you desire. So, you can get the benefit of the cooking and cleaning up wherever you want! When did this genius idea come about?

Medieval Times

Before restaurants were born, the only people who had others to cook for them were kings and noblemen and their court, especially during feasts and other celebrations. This was the beginning of catering. In fact, in France, restaurants didn't begin to pop up until after the revolution, when these food specialists had to market their skills elsewhere.

American Debut

When it comes to the American market, catering is relatively young. During World War II, there were companies that manufactured food supplies for the troops. As the war ended, and as America got wealthier, caterers found that the niche that was normally reserved for the very rich was accessible to many more.


In the last 50 years, catering has gained popularity and there are professional organizations, such as the National Association of Catering Executives, and certifications you can earn, such as the Certified Professional Catering Executive, lending credibility and credence to the industry.

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