The history of catering and of fine cooking trades dates back in the 4th millennium BC. It all started in China but the culture of grand eating and drinking was already important during the prosperous years in old Egypt. However, the catering trade only emerged from the commonly practiced hospitality, which was always free, when the first real hostels and inns were built in ancient Greece. This study will provide additional knowledge for fresh graduates and even present college students on great opportunity of having own business rather than being an employee after graduation.
This study hopes to enlighten the fresh graduates who are packed with sufficient knowledge to start their own small catering business in Dasmarinas because it is somehow a familiar environment for beginners. It would be a problem at first because of the bad economy and most people tend to avoid spending much on occasions. A small business would be a great help nowadays. Everything seems to be getting worse. The prices have gone way up. The government hasn’t done something about it. It all depends now on our own will. This study will help those starters to keep up with the industry today and help them survive the crisis.
According to the Food Caterers Association of the Philippines (FCAP) “you have to dedicate yourself to providing only the best in food and service for your clientele. In this highly flexible segment of the hospitality industry where reputation is everything, one must consistently strive to keep abreast of the latest trends in order to keep your business growing at optimum speed. We at the Food Caterer’s Association of the Philippines invite you to grow with us as we move toward our dream of professionalizing the Philippine Catering Industry. ” They are willing to help those young small scale entrepreneurs. Theoretical Framework
When you become a caterer, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of having your own business. Even if you have no formal cooking training, you can start your own catering business. There is tremendous demand for caterers. Catering is a multi-billion dollar industry, and is one of the fastest growing food service segments in the U. S. As long as couples get married and corporations host annual parties and conferences, caterers will be needed (Lex Thomas, 2007). Conceptual Framework Independent Variables Status of Catering Business in Dasmariñas, Cavite Status of Catering Business in Dasmariñas, Cavite
Prospect Expansion Provision Problems Encountered Prospect Expansion Provision Problems Encountered Dependent Variables Figure. 1. Research Paradigm Figure 1, Illustrates the cause and effect model employed by the researcher where the status of catering business is the independent variable while the gained knowledge about catering business is treated as the dependent variable. Statement of the Problem This study aims to know the status of catering business in Dasmariñas City, Cavite Specifically this study wants to answer the following questions: 1.
What is the status of catering business in Dasmariñas City, Cavite in terms of: 1. 1 Number of employees, and 1. 2 Years in business operation? 2. What is the prospect in the catering business in terms of: 2. 1 Added Services, and 2. 2Expansion provision 3. What are the problems encountered by the catering business owners in Dasmariñas City, Cavite? Scope and Limitations The study is limited to the status of catering business, the number of years and employees in their business operation, major problems encountered strategies that they employ in order to stay in the competition, and services rendered on their business.
The respondents are limited to those catering business owners in Dasmariñas, Cavite. The sample size is 15 catering owners. This study is only limited to the food service businesses that offer catering services. Significance of the study This study informs the people on the real status of catering business in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. This would help both the starting entrepreneurs and patrons of catering services. This study deals on the competitiveness and the quality of catering in this city. Definition of Terms The following terms are used significantly in the study: Adjustments.
These are steps done to maximize profit without sacrificing the quality. Catering. The business of providing foodservice at a remote site or a site such as a hotel, public house, or other location. Menu. A list of the dishes to be served or available for a meal. Provision. Supplying or fitting out. Status. State or condition of an object or an individual. Strategies. This refers to plans and practices that catering businesses to keep up with the competition. Undergraduate. The term refers to status of the respondents, it is an education level taken prior to gaining a first degree