It’s a new year and we are here to help you find unique ways to grow your catering business as uncertainty persists across the hospitality industry. More people are eating at home and supply chain issues are impacting the grocery industry, so restaurants need to step in and get creative. There is no way to predict what the coming months will look like, but let’s talk about how Tripleseat can still help you drive business.
Supply chain issues may impact your business and you need to be able to quickly edit menus and find new solutions for out-of-stock ingredients, luckily Tripleseat is set up to do just that. When you have an updated menu ready, you can add the new catering items in a picklist in Tripleseat. Head to the Settings section and look for Picklists in Documents and Menus and make any changes necessary. If you need assistance, reach out to our support team and they will be happy to help.
We also enhanced our product further by providing the ability to copy picklists. This is a great feature so you can duplicate similar menus without having to start over with a new picklist in your settings. Each of these features is designed to reduce the time needed to host successful events and make your life easier.
One of the best features that we launched last year was the ability to add event styles to your event. With this feature, you can set up the following different types of events: on-premise, full-service catering, pick-up catering, and drop-off catering. The great thing is that you can include the event style in your document header to avoid any confusion. You also have the ability to filter the calendar by specific style to see what’s upcoming. Lastly, you can include an event form dropdown on your lead forms so you know exactly what a customer is looking for.
Have you heard of TripleseatDirect yet? If not, read on to learn more about how our online booking platform can help to grow your catering business in 2022. Customers continue to look for ways to gather safely with friends and family but the look and feel of many of those events have changed over the last two years. TripleseatDirect allows customers to book, plan and pay for events that can be on or off-premise with pickup and delivery options.
The TripleseatDirect platform opens the possibilities for a last-minute event hosted at your venue or in a unique location. As Carla Ruben, president of Creative Edge Parties remarked in BizBash’s article on 2022 event catering, “last-minute events were rare before COVID, but now they are the norm.”
One of the other many great features of TripleseatDirect is that customers can submit a booking request at their convenience. This way if your venue has any staffing issues you will not be missing any possible bookings. If your venue isn’t using TripleseatDirect yet, head on over to our TripleseatDirect page for more information or to book a demo.
Tripleseat has everything you need to manage events
All of these features and tools are here to provide our customers with all they need to book, plan, and execute successful private events and catering, no matter how large or small their business is. If you are not a Tripleseat customer but want to increase sales and drive business to your enterprise hospitality group, click here to schedule a demo to learn about how Tripleseat can help you.