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10 Places To List Your Catering Business for More Opportunities

Written by: Kambré Mechelle

I am a Systems Strategist and the owner of KaMedia. I love helping culinary entrepreneurs simplify and streamline their online operations to increase their efficiency and profit margins!

January 13, 2022

If business growth and more opportunities are your goals for this year, you’re in the right place. Say bye bye to the days of relying only on referrals and paid listings to get catering service clients! Now, there are an abundance of sites that customers already trust where you can list your business to potentially gain new clients. Here we are sharing 10 places we recommend listing your catering business for more opportunities.

1. Thumbtack 

Thumbtack is a great place to list your catering business because many people trust this website as a place to find service recommendations. Thumbtack is quite simple to set up, you get to choose the customers you move forward with, and their prices for acquiring customers are quite reasonable. This is a great place to start especially if your business is new or you want to expand to a new area near you.

2. Google My Business

If your business is not listed and claimed on Google My Business, RUN and set it up now! This is a free way for potential clients to come across your service offerings and book with you. The best advice we can give you about Google My Business is to be sure you use keywords in all your information and update your page frequently. People are Googling catering companies for their events and intimate gatherings every day why not set yourself up for a potential opportunity? If you are looking to invest more into Google My Business you can also run ads so your catering business is seen by more people.

3. Yelp 

Yelp is another trusted website where people go to find businesses doing exactly what they need. It is free to set up your business yelp account. Set up your account and optimize it with keywords, locations, high-quality photos of your food, and your actual hours of operation. Yelp can be a great opportunity for your catering business so the sooner you’re set your business up there, the better!

4. Facebook 

Facebook is really no longer just used as a place to be social with friends and family. People use Facebook every day to research companies they are looking to work with. I know Facebook gets a lot of hate because of the lack of organic reach but it’s important to keep your profile and posts up to date so when a potential client does come across your page, it builds trust rather than signals them to run in the opposite direction. Your catering business should have a presence on Facebook and needs to be updated consistently. 

5. Instagram

Instagram is another social media platform that is also often used as a research tool. Potential clients should be able to find out more about your catering business, see quality photos of your food and presentation, and get a sense of what it feels like to work with you. Set your catering business Instagram page up for success by optimizing your bio, adding a working link, adding a clear profile photo, and posting consistently.

6. Twitter 

Many foodservice business owners overlook the possibilities when it comes to Twitter. Although Twitter is not a “photo sharing app” like Instagram it is still a great place to spark conversation, share your wins and offers, and share photos and videos of what you’re working on in the kitchen. Don’t underestimate the power of Twitter for your catering company!

7. Wedding Wire 

If your catering company services weddings I highly suggest listing your catering business on Wedding Wire. Many brides and bridal teams are loving the ease of finding all the vendors and information they need on one site. Listing yourself on Wedding Wire is a great opportunity to connect with clients so you can serve amazing food on their special day.

8. The Knot

The Knot is another website similar to Wedding Wire. Listing your catering business on both The Knot and Wedding Wire can increase your chances of gaining new opportunities.

9. EZ Cater

This suggestion is a bit more unique. EZ Cater is a great solution for restaurants offering catering services. EZ Cater is a trusted website that many corporations use and trust for their events and meetings. If you have a restaurant and offer catering services EZ Cater is definitely the way to go!

10. Bark

Similar to Thumbtack, listing your business on Bark.com is a great way to gain new clients in your area. Bark is very simple to set up and a great way to gain clients who are already looking for what you offer.

All in all, social media should not be your only method of marketing your business and obtaining new clients. Listing your catering business in more places inevitably increases your chances of success and opportunities. So, what are you waiting for? Go share your business!

But wait …

If you’re going to be gaining new opportunities from all these new listings you’re going to need to ensure your business processes and operations are in order! That’s where your KaMedia team comes in! We help you set up your systems and processes so you can accept all the new opportunities coming your way and track where they come from. Find out more about how we can help you.

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