Catering is the business of providing food service at a remote site or a site such as a hotel,hospital, pub, aircraft, cruise ship, park,filming site or studio, entertainment site, or event venue.
A mobile caterer serves food directly from a vehicle, cart or truck which isdesigned for the purpose. Mobile catering is common at outdoor events such as concerts, workplaces, and downtown business districts
Seat-back catering was a service offered by some charter airlines in theUnited Kingdom. that involved embedding two meals in a single seat-back tray. "One helping was intended for each leg of a charter flight, but Alan Murray, of Viking Aviation, had earlier revealed that 'with the ingenious use of a nail file or coin, one could open the inbound meal and have seconds. The intention of participating airlines was to "save money, reduce congestion in the cabin and give punters the chance to decide when to eat their meal"By requiring less galley space on board, the planes could offer more passenger seats.
Merchant ships – especially ferries, cruise liners, and large cargo ships - often carry Catering Officers. In fact, the term "catering" was in use in the world of the merchant marine long before it became established as a land-bound business.
A wedding caterer provides food to the wedding party. The wedding caterer can be hired independently or can be part of a package designed by the venue.