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Start a Catering Business in Singapore

Updated on Monday 18th December 2017

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Start-a-catering-business-in-SingaporeThe food and beverages industry offers many investment opportunities to foreign investors seeking to open a company in Singapore. The same industry offers expansion possibilities to existing restaurants or small establishment. The latest trend in this profitable sector is starting a catering business in Singapore.

Foreign enterprisers who want to set up a catering company must comply with the same regulations as when opening a restaurant in Singapore except for a few requirements. Our company formation specialists in Singapore can explain how to obtain a food license for catering businesses operating in the city-state.

Registering a catering company in Singapore

No matter the type of food establishment one decides to set up, the same company registration procedure must be respected in Singapore. Among the recommendations made by our Singapore company formation agents are choosing an appropriate business name and a location suitable for the preparation of the food. Even if the food will be delivered to the home of the client, a Singapore catering business must comply with the hygiene norms imposed by the National Environment Agency (NEA). Apart from these, our local consultants can handle the Singapore company formation procedure of the catering business.

Licenses for catering companies in Singapore

As mentioned above, starting a catering business in Singapore implies respecting the same regulations and applying for pretty much the same licenses as when establishing any other type of food business. Import licenses for the ingredients are a must if the owner will bring them from abroad. The food hygiene license must also be obtained, as the catering company enters the same category as any other food establishment, however this is not the same with the food shop license.

The premises where the food will be prepared must also comply with the with the Environmental Public Health Law requirements and business owner must have a food hygiene certificate in order to be allowed to cook the food. However, one is also allowed to hire specialized personnel who will prepare the food to be catered.

For full information and assistance in starting a catering business in Singapore, please feel free to contact us. Our company formation agents in Singapore can also help establish other types of food businesses in the city-state.



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