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Set up a Catering Business in Spain

Updated on Wednesday 16th May 2018

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What are the main types of catering businesses in Spain?  

Catering in Spain covers a set of business activities that can address to various types of clients and social events. Investors who want to open a company in Spain as a catering business have several options in this sense  and the main types of businesses are presented below: 
  • catering services for weddings are usually focused on providing appealing desserts and attractive decorations;
  • catering services for corporate events – in this sense, companies can provide their food products to both large and small legal entities;
  • catering services for social events, such as birthdays, retirements, graduations and other events that can be celebrated in Spain;
  • cocktail receptions – usually organized as high class events, where the guests expect top food products and high-quality beverages

Why set up a food truck in Spain? 

One of the most appreciated manners through which investors can operate in the catering sector is by setting up a food truck. A food truck provides numerous advantages, as the start-up costs are much lower compared to setting up a restaurant, and, more importantly, the truck can be relocated from time to time to a better location where the influx of possible clients is larger. Our team of consultants in company registration in Spain can provide in-depth assistance on the main requirements imposed in this case. 

What is the current situation of the catering businesses in Spain?  

Since 2010, the number of Spanish companies operating in the catering sector increased at a steady rate. In 2010, the country had approximately 10,500 catering companies, reaching more than 11,000 in 2012. Businessmen interested in starting the procedure of company registration in Spain in this sector should know that at the level of 2017, the country registered approximately 13,500 catering businessesOur team of specialists in company formation in Spain can offer further information related to this sector and may advise investors on the business permits that are required for this business activity. 
Businessmen are invited to contact our team of specialists for in-depth advice on the hygiene regulations that are to be respected when setting up a food truck or other premises that provide food products in Spain

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