The State of Catering 2021

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2021 has come and gone, which means it’s the perfect time to reflect on the state of catering today and our trend predictions for 2022.

The global catering services market has ramped up in the last year with a hungry vengeance, poised to grow by nearly $105 billion by 2025. This increased competition for caterers drives the continued importance of differentiation and reliably meeting customers where and how they want to shop for prepared foods.

FoodStorm’s annual State of Catering 2021 report uncovered many interesting trends from the last year. Key highlights include:

  • An impressive 42% year-over-year growth of total orders processed through FoodStorm.
  • Positive post-pandemic recovery trend with a 12% growth from 2019 of total orders processed through FoodStorm.
  • Reaffirmation that customers’ online experience is just as important as in-store with a majority of catering orders processed through FoodStorm coming from online sources.


If you’re ready to grow your business, get in touch with the FoodStorm team. We’re ready to partner with you wherever you’re at in your catering journey and help you every step of the way. Cheers, skol, prst and salud to continued success in 2022!


Methodology: This data was collected by FoodStorm between December 9, 2020 to December 8 2021 across multiple countries.  


FoodStorm's 2021 State of Catering infographic report showing the trends of the international catering industry through 2021



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