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37 Awesome Catering Websites

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Collage of the best catering websites

We looked at over 500 catering companies to answer the question:

What do the best catering websites have in common?

We looked at web design. We looked at technology. We looked at business strategy.

And we created this ever-growing list of awesome catering websites (currently at 37!). 

If you want to upgrade your website in 2020, you’ll love the examples in this post. 

Two things before you jump in: 

  • Think we should add a site? Send us an email to suggest your favorite!
  • Websites that we designed are marked with “Nuphoriq.”

Without further ado, here’s our list:

24 Carrots Catering and Events

Costa Mesa, CA

24 Carrots Catering & Events website screenshot

A Joy Wallace

Miami, FL

A Joy Wallace website screenshot
A Joy Wallace

Above & Beyond Catering

San Francisco, CA

Above & Beyond Catering website screenshot
Above & Beyond Catering

Abraham Catering

Omaha, NE

Abraham Catering website screenshot

Acquolina Catering

New York, NY

Acquolina Catering website screenshot

BITE

New York, NY

BITE New York website screenshot

Blue Plate

Chicago, IL

Blue Plate Catering website screenshot

Cafe Natalie Catering

Houston, TX

Cafe Natalie Catering website screenshot

Catering by Michaels

Chicago, IL

Catering by Michaels website screenshot

Catering Project

Sydney, Australia

Catering Project website screenshot

CHAPA

Sydney, Australia

CHAPA Catering website screenshot

Cove Catering

Brisbane, Australia

Cove Catering website screenshot

Crave Catering

Austin, TX

Crave Catering website screenshot
Crave Catering

Creative Edge Parties

New York, NY

Creative Edge Parties website screenshot

Eco Caters

Los Angeles, CA

Eco Caters website screenshot

Fords Fluent ‘n Food Catering

Raleigh, NC

Fluent 'n Food Catering home page screenshot

Fork & Spoon Productions

San Francisco, CA

Fork & Spoon Productions

Funky’s Catering Events

Cincinnati, OH

Funky's Catering Events website screenshot
Funky’s Catering Events

Global Gourmet

San Francisco, CA

Global Gourmet home page screenshot

Green Planet Catering

Raleigh, NC

Green Planet Catering website screenshot

Harvest Kitchen

Vista, CA

Harvest Kitchen website design

Heirloom LA

Los Angeles, CA

Heriloom LA website screenshot

Houston Catering Concepts

Houston, TX

Houston Catering Concepts home page screenshot

Joels Catering & Special Events

New Orleans, LA

Joel Catering and Events website screenshot

Little Wolf Catering

Auckland, New Zealand

Little Wolf Catering Website

Lovely Night Catering + Events

Seattle, WA

Lovely Night Catering and Events website screenshot

LRE Catering

San Francisco, CA

LRE Catering website home page

Morins Catering & Events

Attleboro, MA

Russell Morin Catering & Events website screenshot

M Culinary Concepts

Phoenix, AZ

M Culinary Concepts website screenshot
M Culinary Concepts

Pinch Food Design

New York, NY

Pinch Food Design website screenshot

Proof of the Pudding

Atlanta, GA

Proof of the Pudding home page screenshot
Proof of the Pudding

Queen of Hearts Catering

Malvern, PA

Queen of Hearts Catering website screenshot
Queen of Hearts Catering

Salt Block Hospitality

Tampa, FL

Salt Block Hospitality website screenshot

Taste of Pace

Los Angeles, CA

Taste of Pace home page design

The Catering Company

Melbourne, Australia

The Catering Company website screenshot

The JDK Group

Camp Hill, PA

The JDK Group website screenshot

The Wild Thyme Company

San Diego, CA

The Wild Thyme Company website screenshot

So, what do the best catering websites have in common?

What stands out when you compare your website to the sites on this list?

Maybe your website’s design feels dated or it’s not mobile-optimized. Maybe your site is hard to update, has bad SEO or doesn’t generate enough leads.

Whatever your challenges and goals, the principles of a great catering website remain the same:

1) Accessibility

Website accessibility will be a huge trend for catering websites in 2020.

First, let’s define it:

Website accessibility is the practice of making web content accessible to people with disabilities.

As a caterer, you are required to have an accessible website under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Here’s why:

The ADA is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of places of public entities.

And as a catering business, your website likely qualifies as a public entity. This allows the legal system to hear cases brought by people with disabilities who find themselves unable to use it.

Put simply, you can get sued. It’s unlikely but possible.

It gets trickier:

For most public entities, like parks and schools, there are clear accessibility standards to follow, e.g., “Make hallways 15 feet wide.”

But legal standards have yet to be developed for websites.

So what can you do?

As of early 2020, the most accepted standards for website accessibility are called the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The WCAG provide instructions for coding an accessible website.

To make your website accessible, it must be coded per the WCAG.

Unfortunately, there’s no quick way to check your website’s accessibility—it’s almost all hidden in the code!

Your best bet is to ask your web developer or platform provider. You can also send us an email; we’d be happy to check for you.

One final note:

We’re proud to say that all Nuphoriq websites meet the WCAG*. We (specifically Benjamin) have spent 100s of hours perfecting our code to make this possible.

*As legal standards don’t exist, a lawyer is ultimately required to 100% prove accessibility.

2) Clarity

Website clarity means having just the right amount of information, organized logically.

I’m always tempted to over-populate catering websites.

Every caterer is different; the menus, workflows and details require explanation!

But on the other hand, too much information causes visitors to lose interest.

And information is often at odds with design. Pictures are prettier than paragraphs.

That’s why clarity is key.

If you have the right amount of information in the right spot, visitors will be happy. After all, people are on your website to learn about your company.

Chipotle website screenshot
Could a website be more clear?

Chipotle is my favorite example of clarity.

They’ve simplified a multi-step, always-custom ordering process into a single line and a few pictures. You don’t even need to be literate to understand how it works!

That’s the experience you want to create on your website.

In the catering world, Proof of the Pudding is a great example of website clarity. Proof is a complex caterer that 3 off-prem services, food service management, pop-up shops and has a bunch of exclusive venues.

Yet their home page has only ~600 words. What’s more: you immediately understand their offerings and can navigate to any service in one click.

That’s the essence of website clarity.

3) Authenticity 

The top catering websites are always authentic.

I know that sounds woo-y. It’s difficult to put authenticity into words.

Let’s try anyway:

An authentic website is designed to express what makes your company unique.

Your core message. The fabric of your company that’s woven into everything you do.

Beyond design, an authentic site expresses your uniqueness by way of content, clarity and organization.

An authentic website feels like talking to you on the phone, like being at your events and like working in your kitchen.

Check out the Catering Project , Joels and Pinch websites.

Notice: Each looks different. Has different pages. Catering Project even looks like it was designed 10 years ago; it doesn’t matter!

They are each authentic: built around the brand’s core message.

And for that reason, I’d bet they are extremely effective at converting visitors into leads.

4) Design

There’s a store called Fox Trot down the street from my apartment in Chicago.

In three years, Fox Trot opened its first location, opened 11 more locations and launched a mobile app.

Fox Trot is a convenience store. They sell candy bars, drinks and coffee just like 7-Eleven, Kum and Go and Casey’s.

How did Fox Trot come to dominate an established market in a major city in just three years?

Foxtrot convenience store interior
Compare this to a 7-Eleven

Yes—design! Fox Trot is just plain pretty. The logo, interior design, signage, website, app, everything is consistent, professional and hyper-targeted towards the millennial Chicago market.

In 2020, every small business, caterers included, should have incredible design. If you don’t invest in design, your business is susceptible to any company that does.

In summary:

Great design is the foundation of a great catering website.

5) Speed

The best catering websites load fast.

Speed matters for two reasons:

There are three primary factors that influence site speed:

  • Code quality. In website code, one function, e.g., a popup window, can be accomplished in infinite ways. Some ways use three lines of code, some 3,000. Less code = faster load.
  • Image file size. Image format (e.g., JPEG vs. PNG) and dimensions (e.g., 3000px vs. 30px) determine the file size. Smaller images = faster load.
  • Hosting. Put simply, some hosting services are faster than others. Yes, GoDaddy is cheap, but you kinda get what you pay for. We host all our clients’ websites on Flywheel—a hosting company that’s built for security and speed.

So all said, faster is better.

Check out the Google Site Speed test for our client, Crave Catering. Enter your website’s URL to compare your site!

6) Updatability

Updatability refers to your ability to update your own website.

This is more a personal philosophy than something we could test when creating our list.

But it’s an essential part of every catering website.

In short, you should be in control your own website.

Menus frequently change. Team members change (hopefully not too frequently). Events happen every day.

The more up to date your website, the more effective it will be at driving leads.

And it’s far easier (and more affordable) to make updates yourself instead of paying web developers.

Now What?

Great catering websites do two things:

Get traffic. And turn traffic into leads.

Did we miss your site? Send us an email and we’ll add it to the list (if it makes the cut ;)).

And check back soon! We continuously update our list as we find new sites.

Updated: January 2020

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Meet Michael
As Nuphoriq’s Web Director, Michael oversees all web projects and develops internal systems to keep our team ahead of the curve. He holds a degree in strategy from Trinity College Dublin, and worked freelance before joining Nuphoriq in 2012. Michael’s favorite pastime is reading epic fantasy while enjoying premium beverages, such as sparkling water, tea and coffee.
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