Mobile Catering for sale in Somerset

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David Binder (Nov 2017)
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Business Description
ESTABLISHED, PROFITABLE BUSINESS WITH 5* reviews and 1st page on GOOGLE
HIGH QUALITY FESTIVAL CATERING FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES & PUBLIC EVENTS

• WOOD FIRED PIZZA SERVED FROM BESPOKE VEHICLE ON-SITE AT VENUE
• FORWARD BOOKINGS IN PLACE FOR 2018
• ALL CATERING EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES INCLUDED
• MENTORING AND SUPPORT FROM CURRENT OWNERS
• POTENTIAL FOR EXPANSION AND POSSIBLE RELOCATION

BUSINESS:
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an established catering business that could be run from home on a part-time basis but which has significant expansion possibilities. The business is ready to run now, although the season proper starts in May.

Trading since July 2013, the business fulfils a growing demand for simple and low cost, but high quality, ‘festival style’ mobile catering for DIY weddings and other family parties/functions as well as public events including festivals, shows corporate events. It takes the form of high quality fresh Italian style pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. These are served on recyclable eco-friendly plates or pizza boxes. A mouth-watering menu of diverse pizzas available using fresh, high quality ingredients including buffalo mozzarella, Italian meats, fresh vegetables and cheeses, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices.

The food is served from a bespoke retro-style Italian vehicle in the form of a specially converted van with back box fitted internally with an award winning, top of the range professionally hand crafted Bushman wood-fired oven, commercial grade for mobile catering. The van was professionally converted by Tudor Trailers In Weston Super Mare and includes fixed wood-fired oven, led lighting, a prep. area and 2 sinks. The catering outfit includes a 3m by 3m professional grade weather proof gazebo and is designed in true street food style so that customers can view their food preparation from start to finish with the impressive medium size oven in full view, front and back. The vehicle is robust but small enough to be driven to smaller venues including private properties with good access and space, court yards, fields, barns etc.

The business is based near Weston Super Mare and has built an excellent reputation throughout the area, catering mainly across North Somerset, Somerset, Bristol and Bath. The business has been run on a part time seasonal basis by the current owners who are also health professionals.
Profitable bookings are already in place for 2018 and due to other commitments the current owners are currently declining booking requests. Although possible to continue to be run on a part time/seasonal basis, this established business is ready to develop and grow. No formal advertising has been undertaken and the business has great potential to expand and develop.

The asking price includes a comprehensive inventory of kitchen equipment as well as the bespoke vehicle, a support vehicle, website and popular social media page.

The inventory will include the following principal items:

• Piaggio Porter box van (2005 plate) professionally converted to catering truck to include a fixed Bushman medium sized wood-fired oven, prep area and sinks with side openings to front and rear.
. Mercedes Vito 108 Cdi Panel Van (1999 plate)
• 3m x 3m Gazebo’s x 2 for erection at the venue (if outdoors)
• Bain Marie cold storage for pizza toppings and stainless steel bain maries
• Pizza peels, pizza bats (14” and 12”) wooden serving plates
• 1 x upright refrigerator/freezer (NEW 2017)
• Chest freezer (NEW 2017)
• Pizza boxes and plates
• Stock of kiln dried wood
• Ingredients including dough and sauces
• Tables, cloths, fairy lights, stainless steel bowls and servers for salads
• Tupperware containers
Mentoring and support for up to 3 months from current owners to ensure safe, successful transfer of the business

The business has secured profitable bookings for weddings and private events for 2018 in the local area. It is a condition of the sale that these bookings pass to the new owners to retain the excellent reputation the business has established for high quality customer service and satisfaction. There are also ongoing other opportunities for repeat business with regular customers. Provided the requirement of current bookings for 2018 are met, the business is also offered for relocation and serious enquiries only are invited for a quick sale.

YEARS ESTABLISHED:
The vendor commenced trading in July 2013 and has built an excellent reputation throughout the South West.

TRADE:
Sales of £20,008 were reported for the year ended 4th April 2017 from a total of 26 bookings including public and private events which generated an excellent gross profit margin of in approx. 65%. At the time of compiling these details there are a total of 11 weekend bookings secured (weekends only and with gaps which can be filled, at the owners choice).
NB All deposits for future bookings will be handed over to the purchaser at completion as is normal practice.

More detailed financial information will be made available to interested parties upon completion of a form of confidentiality agreement and following an exchange with interested parties and the Owners regarding background, reason for interest, financial position and ability to proceed.

REASON FOR SALE:
The vendors are health professionals with other business ventures including private practice in addition to running this business and now wish to pursue more leisure activities. The business is thriving, has an established excellent reputation and order book and ready to grow. The current owners finding they are having to turn down booking requests to maintain their good work/life balance.

STAFF:
The business is owned by a couple who are both partners who have been able to operate with teenagers within the family or from friends who support with setting up and pack down and serving customers. The business has catered at evening wedding celebrations for in excess of 250 people with 2 additional staff and at smaller festival style events with one member of staff.

OPENING HOURS:
Through choice, bookings currently tend to be concentrated in the period March to October annually and at weekends, on a part time basis. The business could however produce year- round income through regular pop-ups, markets and rounds.

BUSINESS PREMISES:
(all sizes are approximate & should be considered 'nominal'.)
None. The business could be run from home, subject to the necessary local authority food hygiene approval, or from suitable alternative commercial premises if preferred.

Is this business relocatable: Yes
Tenure: Leasehold

Support & Training:
Mentoring and support are included in the sale to ensure the smooth transition of the business and to maintain the excellent reputation established over the years..

Location Details:
LOCATION:
The business currently operates from the current owners’ home with necessary local authority hygiene approvals in place and business liability and vehicle insurances in place which is located in Weston Super Mare.

Is this business home based: Yes

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