Hotel life is a dream for many people! But what would a good hotel be without top-notch catering? We decipher for you the advantages and how to create one that suits you.

1. For your customers

For many people, staying in a hotel is synonymous with absolute relaxation. And relaxation means no worries about laundry, cleaning and meals. So the first benefit for your guests is to relax as much as possible. With breakfast on the premises and the possibility of coming back late in the evening, after having explored the surroundings, and putting your feet under the table before going back to your room, the stay becomes magical!

Offering a restaurant service in the evening is also one less thing to worry about for your guests: no need to pay, everything is put on the bill, no need to look for a restaurant on the other side of town, the possibility to rest a little more…

Finally, it’s an extra pleasure for them! Not only do they enjoy a few nights at your place, but you also offer them the best of your culinary territory, what more could you ask for?

2. For you

The advantages for hotels of having an efficient and tasteful catering service are many:

– You get more visibility: on social media for example

– You earn more money because your customers consume at your place
– Customers can come to you to eat and drink and discover your hotel and stay there

Finally, a last advantage that is not to be neglected is that of reputation, if you have a nose for it and you find a talented chef, your hotel will inevitably gain! One thinks of the Meurice with the chef Alain Ducasse, Eric Fréchon au Bristol or La Rotonde with the chef Aurélien Largeau.
Of course, you don’t have to start with a great chef right away, but you can be sure that a good kitchen will be the talk of the town!

3. Where to start

First, ask yourself some simple questions:

– Who is my target audience?
– What do I want to offer: breakfast, lunch, dinner?
How do I do it? In the room and in the dining room or only one of them?
– What type of cuisine? Local or international?

Once you have these answers, start looking for a chef and a brigade. This search will be based on the type of cuisine you want. If your customers are looking for authenticity, go for seasonal and local cuisine, if you have a lot of children and families, go for something international.

You can even offer several menus! For example, an “on the go” menu at lunchtime and a more gastronomic menu with a regional focus for the evening. This way you can satisfy the needs of your resident customers but also those from outside.

What about you? What catering service do you offer? If you also have questions about the type of furniture to buy, we have the answer !