Essay On Catering Services

Catering Reservation System

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Chapter 1
1.1 Background of the Study

Nana Nelia’s Catering Services is a small business of Nelia Dalmacio. She started with a carenderia in front of her house, since she likes cooking for her family. From the small business grew the idea of starting up a catering service, now Nana Nelia’s had already work for many clients for almost a decade (since March 2001). The catering business serves food in events, such as, birthday parties, wedding, and other event functions such as, baptismal and seminars. As their business grows they add extra services, like flower arrangements, table settings and free venues. The business is still needs improvement, enough to compete with other bigger catering services that are already gaining…show more content…

1.4 Scope and Limitation of the Study
Scope of the study:
• The proposed system handles event inquiries and reservation on Nana Nelia’s catering service.
• The system gives enough information about the company contract information, the price and package they offer.
• The system provides a printable form of the reservation to give the customer a proof of transaction and serves as a reservation receipt.
• The proposed system provides an admin module that can use research and change reservation made by the customer.

Limitation of the study
• The system is in accessible for a specific period of time when the owner updates the system. This is to avoid errors to the customer reservation process.
• The system does not handle the billing process of Nana Nelia’s Catering Service. Does, it gives an agreement in which the customer must sign to a condition regarding the negotiation about payment upon reservation.
• Removing customers who does not yet returned the contract or reservation proof within the four days validation is done manually by the admin. This is to track list of unconfirmed customer.
• Since the billing process is not including in the study, the deposit slip and the contract which will be given to the owner are external to the system.

Chapter 2
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"Caterer" redirects here. For the magazine, see The Caterer. For the surname, see Caterer (surname).

Catering is the business of providing food service at a remote site or a site such as a hotel, hospital, pub, aircraft, cruise ship, park, filming site or studio, entertainment site, or event venue.

History of catering[edit]

The earliest account of major services being catered in the United States is a 1778 ball in Philadelphia catered by Caesar Cranshell to celebrate the departure of British General William Howe.[1] Catering business began to form around 1820, centering in Philadelphia.[1][2] Catering being a respectable and profitable business. The early catering industry was disproportionately founded by African-Americans.[1][2][3]

The industry began to professionalize under the reigns of Robert Bogle who is recognized as "the originator of catering."[2] By 1840, the second generation of Philadelphia black caterers formed, who began to combine their catering businesses with restaurants they owned.[2] Common usage of the word "caterer" came about in the 1880s at which point local directories began listing numerous caterers.[1] White businessmen eventually moved into the industry and by the 1930s, the black businesses had virtually disappeared.[1]

In the 1930s, the Soviet Union, creating more simple menus, began developing state public catering establishments as part of its collectivization policies.[4] A rationing system was implemented during World War II, and people became used to public catering. After the Second World War, many businessmen embraced catering as an alternative way of staying in business after the war.[5] By the 1960s, the home-made food was overtaken by eating in public catering establishments.[4]

By the 2000s, personal chef services started gaining popularity, with more women entering the workforce.[citation needed] People between 15 and 24 years of age spent as little as 11-17 minutes daily on food preparation and clean-up activities in 2006-2016, according to figures revealed by the American Time Use Survey conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics[6].

Mobile catering[edit]

Main article: Mobile catering

A mobile caterer serves food directly from a vehicle, cart or truck which is designed for the purpose. Mobile catering is common at outdoor events (such as concerts), workplaces, and downtown business districts.

Wedding catering[edit]

A wedding caterer provides food to the wedding party. The wedding caterer can be hired independently or can be part of a package designed by the venue.

Catering Officers on ships[edit]

Merchant ships often carry Catering Officers – especially ferries, cruise liners and large cargo ships. In fact, the term "catering" was in use in the world of the merchant marine long before it became established as a land-bound business.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Look up catering in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.


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  1. ^ abcdeChastain, Sue (March 5, 1987). "Philadelphia's Historic Feasts How Blacks Carved Out A Niche In Society Through Catering". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ abcdWalker, Juliet E. K. (2009). The history of black business in America: capitalism, race, entrepreneurship (2nd ed.). Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press. pp. 133–134. ISBN 0807832413. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  3. ^Smith, Jessie Carney, ed. (2006). Encyclopedia of African American Business. 1. Greenwood Press. p. 306. ISBN 0313331103. 
  4. ^ abAtkins, Peter; Oddy, Derek J.; Amilien, Virginie (2012). The Rise of Obesity in Europe: A Twentieth Century Food History. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 35–36. ISBN 1409488330. 
  5. ^"A Brief History of Catering All Over The World". BLOWOUT PHILIPPINES. 2016-11-26. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  6. ^"Why Millennials Don't Know How to Cook". MarketWatch. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 


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