Chances are good that you will need to get new kitchen utensils, or simply upgrade your old kitchen utensils to a stronger, more durable commercial grade. A catering business requires constant use of even the most common kitchen tools. For example, you will probably use several mixing bowls each and every day. It's also important that your electronic kitchen utensils, such as a stand alone mixer, are extremely reliable. The last thing that you want to happen, is having to purchase a new appliance with a catering event due in less than an hour. You may also need to purchase some other uncommon kitchen tools, such as a deep fryer, platters,warming trays and serving utensils.
Keep in mind that when tackling a catering job, ask the client if they want you to be responsible for just the food and delivery or if you need to supply eating utensils, plates, and napkins and stay throughout the event to monitor progress and success.
Finally, a catering business requires things like oven space and a large refrigerator. A large sink/dishwasher will be beneficial as well. Because this is an at home catering business, you will need room to stock supplies for your catering business, as well as supplies for your own needs.
If you follow these free tips to starting a catering business at home, that part time dream can turn into a full time reality.