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Catering Establishments vs Ordinary Restaurants Hello! Could you please help me to understand what is the difference between catering establishments and ordinary restaurants and give some examples of both of them? Is there any difference in the way they serve or deliver meal? Where the meal is pricier? I saw it in a following sentence: Despite the fact that the health-inspection procedures for catering establishments are more stringent than those for ordinary restaurants, more of the cases of food poisoning reported to the city health department were brought on by banquets served by catering services than were brought on by restaurant meals. Thank you!
Sep 17, 2019 2:54 PM
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Catering is a speciality within the food industry. In general, a restaurant cooks the food on the premises and serves it a few minutes later. In general, a catering business cooks the food in their kitchen, and transports it to the event site. Given the event size (20 to 1000 people), some food is cooked a day or more in advance and stored, and some food is cooked the day of the event. On the day of the event, the food and the serving dishes are transported to the event site. The travel time and serving time may be one to three hours. So, a catering business has more food safety challenges than a restaurant.
September 17, 2019
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