The 5 Pillars of Successful Restaurant Catering

A foundational business framework for restaurateurs.

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The Catering Institute touched on all the hot buttons that we need in the restaurant industry to become more successful every day.

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By Erle Dardick

Get Catering and Grow Sales

A Strategic Perspective for the Multi-Unit Restaurant Executive

An essential book for anyone starting a catering business out of restaurants. “This book should be required reading for every restaurant executive before they attempt to create a catering strategy.” – VP of Marketing for McAlister’s Deli “Erle has captured the how, what and why of multi-unit restaurant catering execution done right.” – President of Go Roma Italian Kitchen

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The Catering Institute provides online and on-site training to help restaurant operators grow sales and increase profits. Courses are designed to deliver the right skills and knowledge to boost your team’s capabilities, capacity, productivity, and performance. Get training



Measure and raise your performance by having your restaurants and team members certified against the framework of the 5 Pillars of Successful Restaurant Catering. Certification is also available for supply chain partners who want to better serve their customers by helping them to improve their catering operations.

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Spend time with our catering certified faculty members to get help with benchmarking, program design, sales, marketing, operations, menu optimization, and all other aspects of your catering operation. Get consulting options

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Over the past 18 years Erle has demonstrated his visionary capability in the multi-unit restaurant environment.

~ Frank Geier
President of Gordon Food Services


Our faculty experts have decades of experience in helping restaurant operators grow sales and increase profits in takeout, delivery, and catering.

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