Prominent Chefs Indulge in the Catering Business to Boost Revenue

Foodable WebTV Network | Pictured: Chef Dean Fearing and his team prepping for a catering event in his kitchen. | Photo Credit: DallasNews.com

Foodable WebTV Network | Pictured: Chef Dean Fearing and his team prepping for a catering event in his kitchen. | Photo Credit: DallasNews.com

As if a prominent chef's schedule weren't hectic enough, a handful of chefs are – in addition to normal operations – now turning to the catering business. Perhaps some are doing it to meet consumer demand by branching out of their limiting locales, while others are hopping on due to the fact that, according to the National Restaurant Association, the catering industry is expected to be an $8.4 billion business this year in the U.S. (This would mean that catering has risen close to 6 percent from only a year ago!)

As chefs gain celebrity-like status, they are in higher demand by a mass of consumers. Everyone wants a piece of them. Notables like Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck and chef Dean Fearing of his eponymous restaurant in Dallas's The Ritz-Carlton, are all aware of this. Read More