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A modern marketplace for online catering helps customers to find and book independent caterers and bars for micro events in Scotland.
Launched by the Glasgow-based independent catering services company strEAT events, the website makes it easy for the new normal of micro-events to find quality event caterers.
The event industry has undergone a drastic shift to respond to the changes brought on by the pandemic, after months of restrictions and the introduction of Covid-compliant activities.
Customers can choose from a variety of catering cuisines and styles by creating a network of trusted suppliers across Scotland – all on a single platform from AndMunch.
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Where corporate events and big festivals have calmed down, we are seeing increased demand for wedding catering and outdoor corporate events,” said Vanessa Gilpin, director of AndMunch.”
“The small firms were especially versatile. For instance, they quickly adapted their services when the number of weddings was decreased and found a new market for consumers seeking great food for a smaller number of people.
A National Caterers Association survey showed that more than 60 percent of caterers were afraid they would be forced out of business by the pandemic.
For small businesses that have been hit by the downturn in events this year, the AndMunch platform improves exposure.
The new platform is already proving successful, with more than 30 caterers already signed up, including street food vendors, and plans to put even more vendors and customers together by 2021. One vendor benefiting from the platform is Johnstone-based caterer Papamac’s.
The website helps us to put a face on the name and show our versatility,” said Scott Keenan, of Papamac’s.” It not only provides a smooth search experience for consumers, it gives them an instant sense of who we are and how our brand will fit into their plans.
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