The History of Catering

The History of Catering

 

Catering is the concept of serving food and drink between humans has existed since the dawn of time and it has become an inextricable part of nearly every social gathering.  

It is defined as the business of providing food and drink,typically at social events and in a professional capacity either on-site or at a remote site. Its rich history, dating back to the 4th millennium BC in China. Officially, the Ancient Greeks made catering a trade by offering services at their inns and hostels which lasted into the Roman Empire. Throughout the centuries Catering was primarily for feasts and banquets for Kings and Noblemen.
The term was originally coined by the Merchant Marines, who were among the first to employ catering officers for their vessels. These catering officers were responsible for purchasing goods, preparing food, and serving the meals and beverages to the other people on board the vessels. They also had to perform other ship-related tasks.
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