Catering Business Names & Ideas

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Best Catering Business Name Ideas

Starting a catering business? Yes chef! You’ve got the ideas, the equipment and, no doubt, some seriously tasty recipes – but how will clients know that your catering business is the one for them? You need a catchy name, of course.

For all of your catering business name needs, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide that’s sure to see you come up with the very best name possible for your new business. First stop – our catering business name generator, where you can get numerous ideas to create a perfect name for your business.

One-Word Catering Business Name Ideas 

One-word catering business names are a great option!

A one-word catering business name is a sure-fire way to make sure your business stands out in a crowd of competitors. Start by compiling a list of food/catering-related keywords and terms, enter them into our generator 6 at a time, switch on the one-word filter and you’ll get plenty of fantastic catering business name ideas to choose from like the ones below:

  • Caterscape
  • Foodporium
  • Eventable
  • Feeders
  • Waiterella
  • Serviceworks
  • Feedster
  • Servistic
  • ProCater
  • Caterfluent
  • Chefly
  • Caterly
  • Servicebee
  • EventPro
  • Deliserve

Tips For Creating a One-Word Catering Business Name

For a simple and memorable name, one-word catering business names are a great option. Our one-word catering business name generator comes with a long list of industry filters so you can fine tune the results you get – for my search, I selected the events, food and services filters, but you could also check the corporate box, too (more on corporate catering later). 

The generator will combine words to offer ideas like ‘Caterscape’, or add appropriate suffixes to the keywords you enter to create names like ‘Chefly’ and ‘Eventable’. Using an existing word on its own can also work just as well – for instance, ‘Feeders’ was a super easy one I thought of. Don’t be afraid to have a go yourself! Inspired by our one-word catering business name generator, I came up with ‘Waiterella’ (you know, like Cinderella?) and ‘Deliserve’. 

Rhythmic and Alliterative Catering Business Names

So, the rhyming filter on our catering business name generator doesn’t actually just do rhymes…it does so much more! Same deal as before, only this time switch on the rhyming filter for great name ideas like the ones below using rhyme, half rhyme, alliteration and more:

  • Serve Star
  • Feasts n Functions
  • Your Taste Buds
  • Event Eats
  • Fantastic Feasts
  • Dine Delights
  • Next Course
  • Catered To
  • Hot Plate Catering
  • Bread & Butter
  • Hand & Foot
  • Wonder Waiter
  • Party Pros
  • Chef’s Choice
  • Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Tips For Creating a Rhythmic Catering Business Name

When the right root words are entered in, our catering business name generator offers up some great rhythmic name ideas such as ‘Serve Star’ and ‘Wonder Waiter’. I used the same keywords as before plus a few more, including function, party and feast. Literary techniques like alliteration and rhyme are great tools to use to make sure your catering business name is memorable – if it ‘has a ring to it’, it’s sure to stand out and stick in people’s minds.

There are lots of food service-related puns out there that you could adapt to create a fun, rhythmic name for your catering business. Think of something well known that rolls off the tongue – something like ‘Eat, Drink & Be Merry’ or ‘Catered To’. Use a phrase that your target market already knows and associates with your industry and you’ll be onto a winner with your catering business name!

Corporate Catering Business Names

Catering businesses decide to cater to (excuse the pun) specific industries – for example, corporate catering. Here, I focused on root words that mirrored the more formal connotations of a corporate function – for example, business, corporate and function – to get the following great name ideas from our catering business name generator:

  • Fine Dine
  • Elite Cuisine
  • Cater Connoisseur
  • Five Star Service
  • Silver Service
  • Business Banquets
  • Meeting Meals
  • At Your Service
  • Function Fleet
  • Fit For A King
  • Corporate Caterer
  • Boardroom Bites
  • Functional Functions
  • All-Star Service
  • Function Pro

Tips For Creating a Corporate Catering Business Names

While wordplay and puns are fun, the corporate world calls for a more professional catering business name, so put your formal thinking cap on for this one. Simplicity is key, so don’t be afraid to just say it how it is – a name like ‘Corporate Caterer’ is straightforward and self-explanatory, but still makes use of an alliteration to make sure the name is easy to remember.

Simplicity is key!

You can play around with the filters on our catering business name generator to get a variety of appropriate results and see which ones work best. I jumped between switching the rhyming filter on for name ideas like ‘Fine Dine’ and off for options like ‘Function Pro’, and also switched up the industry filters. There is a corporate filter, so obviously that is the first box to tick! I also used the events, food, luxury and services industry filters to refine my corporate catering business name results.

Some name ideas for you:

  • At Your Service
  • Cater Waiters
  • Hand and Foot
  • Cater Care
  • Well Catered
  • Every Need
  • Cater Creators
  • Service Senders
  • CaterCalls
  • Finest Diners
  • Take Your Seat
  • Deserved Dish
  • Delicate Dishes
  • Doing Dishes
  • Tray for Us
  • FoodWise
  • Mouthwaterers
  • Yum Catering
  • TasteBuds
  • Spices Catering
  • Savory Catery
  • Lovely Caterers
  • Flavor Kitchen
  • City Caterers
  • Luxury Caterers
  • Clever Catering
  • Catering City
  • Catering Cave
  • Catering Cove
  • Cater Me
  • Cater City
  • Cater Cave
  • Cater Cove
  • Cater Center
  • Cater Station
  • Yummy Catering
  • Yummy Cater
  • Yum Catering
  • Yum Cater
  • Yummy Food
  • Yum Food
  • Tasty Catering
  • Tasty Food
  • Savor City
  • Savor Station

Best Real-World Catering Business Names

Best Real-World Catering Business Names

Manchester Catering Company

The Name
A family run catering business specialising in catering for a variety of events, from christenings to business lunches. It’s no surprise with a name like this that they are Manchester’s leading catering business!

Why It Works
Using the name of the place you’re based in is useful for letting customers know where you are, but also as a confident display that you are the catering business for this area. Throw in a trusty alliteration and you’ve got a successful name.

Chilli Bees

The Name
Since its humble beginnings in a home kitchen in 2008, Chilli Bees has become a favourite of London’s coolest clubs and local families alike.

Why It Works
The subtle association the word ‘chilli’ has with the industry hints at the delicious flavours this company boasts. ‘Chilli Bees’ sounds friendly and approachable, reflecting the informal events this business caters to.

Noble Catering

The Name
A leading caterer in its native North East England, Noble Catering has been providing its services in a range of settings, from birthdays to corporate events, since 1998.

Why It Works
People seek reliability when looking for a caterer, so using a word like ‘noble’ that carries connotations of honesty and integrity is a clever way of attracting custom. Considering that Noble Catering has been around for over 20 years, their reputation obviously lives up to the name!

Most Successful Catering Company Names

Most Successful Catering Company Names

Bubble Food

The Name
Since 1999, Bubble Food has been known for their creativity and visionary food design, providing luxury services to the events they cater.

Why It’s Successful
With incredibly high standards and self-proclaimed ‘theatrical flair’, this name comes with a hint of exclusivity and eliteness. “Welcome to our Bubble” is the final sentence in the company’s ‘About’ section on their website. Very clever indeed.

Feasts & Fȇtes

The Name
One of many successful businesses belonging to Michelin star chef, Daniel Boulud. French people really do know food, don’t they?

Why It’s Successful
Associated root words – tick. Alliteration – tick. French word to add a fancy feel – tick! This name is everything you could possibly want for a catering business, and successfully reflects the luxury service provided by this company.

By Word Of Mouth

The Name
This business has been a market leader in luxury catering and event management for over 30 years, catering and coordinating a range of events from weddings to office parties.

Why It’s Successful
We love a well known expression! This catering business name is cleverly alluding to a popular reputation and encourages customers to pass it on ‘by word of mouth’.

Top 3 Tips For Naming Your Catering Company

Before we all start salivating over the glorious food we could get from those catering businesses, let’s sum up our ultimate guide with some top tips! This is by no means an exhaustive list, there is plenty to consider when naming your catering business – however, sticking to the following three top tips, using our catering business name generator and taking inspiration from the real-world examples should see you create the very best possible name for your own catering business.

Tip 1: Simple Is Best

Simple is sometimes mistakenly understood as boring, but often, the most simplistic business names are the most fun, memorable and effective. The nature of this industry means that catering will be popular forever more, which also means that there is going to be a lot of competition out there – you want customers to remember the name of your catering business above all others!

When brainstorming your catering business name ideas, a good test for simplicity is to see if there are any possible ways to shorten the name without taking away the meaning. For example, could ‘Your Taste Buds’ become just ‘Taste Buds’? Does the name still have the same effect? Then, it’s a judgement call to decide whether or not making your name more simple will change the ‘ring’ it has. Another good way to check is to just ask people! The beauty of a catering business is that your target market is very broad – at some point, most people will need or have used a caterer – so it will be pretty easy to gather a focus group and bounce ideas off other people. 

Tip 2: Give It Meaning

There is always a temptation to give any kind of business a totally random name in the hope that your products/services will be so good that the name will just work in the end. Consider Apple, for example – what have apples got to do with phones and computers? The risk, however, is huge, particularly in the early days of starting your catering business. As we’ve already established, there is going to be a lot of competition out there, so you need to make sure that your business is considered in the field. For instance, a name like ‘At Your Service’ uses a well-known phrase that everyone understands already to pinpoint exactly what customers need to know about your catering business. 

Give It Meaning!

A catering business name with meaning behind it not only demonstrates your professionalism and dedication to providing the best possible services, it also shows that you have an understanding of your customers and what they want and expect from you. This can be achieved through the words you use directly, as with ‘Feasts & Fȇtes’, or by the feeling created by your catering business name, as with the friendly vibe created by the name ‘Chilli Bees’. 

Tip 3: Appeal To The Senses

If there is one unique tip for creating a catering business name, it is that you should aim to stimulate the senses of your target market. A good place to start when attempting to appeal to the senses of your customers with your catering business name is to think about taste. However, you should also consider what you want customers to think, feel and picture in their minds when they hear your catering business name for the first time – ‘Noble Catering’ suggests formal service and reliability, while ‘Feedster’ prompts mental images of huge feasts of finger foods!

It goes without saying that if a customer feels tempted by what is on offer, they are much more likely to use your services, and your name is a customer’s first impression of your business – so make it count! Names like ‘Silver Service’ and ‘Cater Connoisseur’ hint at luxurious, high-end catering, while a name like ‘Hot Plate Catering’ promises a hearty, filling meal. Think about your catering business’ USP, whether you will cater to all or focus on a more niche market and then start to consider how you will appeal to those customers with your name.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Industry experience in both the back and front of house is really helpful, catering can be stressful so it’s useful if you already know a bit about what to expect. After you’ve conducted your market research, identified your niche and chosen a name, you will need to obtain the appropriate food safety qualifications, set up your working kitchen and apply for food business registration and a food hygiene rating.

Much like creating a name, when designing your catering business logo, don’t overcomplicate it! You might have some ideas of your own, but it’s always a good idea to seek out a design specialist. Make sure you have lots of ideas to share to make sure your vision is embodied in the logo.
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