Recently a intimate group of new and experienced caterers sat
around a conference table in a NYC Times Square Hotel with the Catering Guru, Mike Roman
, discussing the Management of Catering. “Catering has always been in my DNA and
Mike Roman is a special type of man and if I had to guess his blood type it might be a
unique one CG = Catering Guru.
As the founder of Catersource
, Mike’s knowledge, expertise
and friendship has helped tens of thousands of caterers develop and grow, earning him the title of the Catering Guru.
Countless caterers from North America and around the world have learned tricks
and tips on how to hone their craft and increase their business and sales
skills via classes and catering conferences that Mike Roman has taught and
organized over the past 32 years. In
addition, Mike has authored many valuable catering industry resource books
a daily blog “Roman’s Opinion
Now “semi-retired”, although still presenting at Catersource
, and consulting for nuphoriQ media
, a creative marketing agency, Mike Roman is once again going back to
his roots. Traveling the USA, Mike is offering catering sales, marketing and management clinics
open to a maximum of 10
participants daily– a chance to interact with Mike Roman, the Catering Guru up close and
Last week’s Times Square management clinic was lively and informative,
full of ideas from not only Mike Roman’s vast catering consulting experience
and knowledge but also from the active participation of the attendees. Questions and answers posed by relatively new
catering businesses like Kurent Events
on staffing agencies and boutique liquor
offerings, to how to start a new kosher division (a plan that Encore CateringNJ
’s VP Karen Epstein and her partner/sisters are launching this
fall), offered the opportunity to discuss relevant catering knowledge in depth
and be “Romanized”.
Mike suggested that our catering businesses can’t always
move forward until we assess and give up a segment that is not profitable. It is a common rule of thumb in business; i.e. "80% of your sales comes from 20% of your clients".
Mike and the catering management clinic attendees discussed ideas such as finding the right employee match via
industrial pyschologists, understanding generational differences in both
employees and customers, using retired folks or special refugee programs for
staffing needs and considering the business of wholesale catering.
The up close and personal aspect of this type of catering seminar
can’t be beat. Where else do you get
the bragging rights to say that you spent the day with “the” Mike Roman, shared
coffee, tea, hot chocolate and enjoyed lunch in a lovely setting overlooking
Times Square, received a personally autographed catering management book (all included in the
tuition) and got to discuss the nitty gritty of catering with Mike Roman, the Catering Guru.
|Times Square as the back drop for lunch with|
Mike Roman, THE Catering Guru.
We shared real life catering challenges and solutions –
advice and expertise and each of us came away with a renewed sense of why we
love this crazy business and the passion that fuels our drive.
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I enjoyed learning what Mike has been up to lately... he has always been an inspiration. Thank you Lisa for bringing us industry news, as well as helping build relationships in the catering community.
Catering is the activity of given that food and beverage for special events such as Wedding Catering, graduations, ceremonies, corporate events.Thanks for keeping this website, I’ll be visiting it. Thanks admin
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