Books

Career Diary of a Caterer by Jennifer Matthewson [matthewson.com]

Utilized in culinary courses around the country, “Career Diary of a Caterer” (Garth Gardner Co., December 2007), features a 30-day-in-the-life, conversational look at the daily ups and downs of running a catering business. Set in an easy-to-read diary format, each entry showcases experiences running Zen Kitchen Catering, from vendor and staffing snafus to difficult customers and day-to-day activities that make a catering operation successful, including tips and tricks for managing your own food service business.

“Career Diary of a Caterer” is ideal for culinary students interested in a catering career – as well as those who dream of running their own catering business!

“Five stars! I highly recommend “Career Diary of a Caterer” for people interested in the food service industry…”
Cerri Ellis, Reviewer, ArmchairInterviews.com

“Jennifer Heigl’s Career Diary of a Caterer is a thorough handbook detailing the day to day responsibilities of the often-challenging-but-always-rewarding real life of a caterer. An essential read for anyone interested in the marketing, cooking, business, management, and financial skills necessary to begin his or her own endeavor.”
Courtney Febbroriello, Author of “Wife of the Chef,” Co-owner of Metro Bis Restaurant