Holiday parties drive demand for catering-A A +A
Thursday, October 10, 2013
JUST in time for the Christmas holidays, San Remigio Properties launched yesterday its own catering service.
Marc Anthony Ynoc, general manager of San Remigio Properties, said the firm is now anticipating catering service bookings this holiday season from corporate and family events.
The new venture, Ynoc said, stemmed from the firm’s hosting of small-time catering services in the north of Cebu, which earned positive feedback. Since then, the company has been receiving several inquiries.
They started the catering service in 2009 for the townspeople of San Remigio and neighboring municipalities but the business was not sustained due to a lack of resources.
After improving their culinary experience and cooking tools, the company decided to reopen the business in May this year, this time serving the entire Cebu province.
“Five months ago, we realized that we now have the capability to extend our catering services to everybody in Cebu, including foreign nationals living in the province.
With a fully-loaded kitchen and highly-skilled manpower, we can serve both native Filipino and international cuisine,” said Ynoc in a statement.
He added the rebirth of the catering service is also meant to showcase the cuisine served in their own San Remigio Beach Club Sports and Leisure Resort and San Remigio Pensionne Suites.
“Our background in the hospitality industry will provide us good back-up in this new venture,” Ynoc said, adding that since May, they have already handled 18 events ranging from 50 to 500 persons.
“What we are offering is a good price and a quality hospitality service. Our kind of set-up is from the point of view of resorts and hotels,” he added.
San Remigio Properties Catering Services can accommodate a maximum of 800 people in one setting. Its current rates range from P250 to P360 per person. The company’s commissary is located in Alang-Alang St., Mandaue City.
Apart from offering quality meals, Ynoc said they are also improving their beverage menu by putting in place a mobile bar, which will give guests four to five hours of unlimited drinks at a certain package.
“We are actually creating more ideas on how to better our catering services,” said Ynoc. The firm has also started to link their catering services to hotels here.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 11, 2013.