2. Catersource.com is a Web site that provides education, products, and news for caterers at www. catersource.com.
3. Gain as much cooking experience as possible. Take culinary and wine courses to learn about food and beverage pairing, learn to bake and make desserts, and explore different specialty areas.
4. Shadow an experienced Caterer to see what the job involves. Observe the difference between working small and large events.
5. Read books such as Joyce Weinberg’s Everything Guide to Starting and Running a Catering Business: Insider’s Advice on Turning Your Talent into a Career and Catering Like a Pro: From Planning to Profit by Francine Halvorsen.