Catering services offer food for events like corporate meetings, weddings, parties, and conferences, among others. These services are also well-adopted across colleges, schools, and corporate offices, either through their in-house cooking staff or a third-party source. The various applications & equipment involved in catering services include basic cooking utensils, refrigeration, storage & handling, serving, food preparation, sanitation, etc.
The GCC Catering Services Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 8.2% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-28. The market has witnessed a swift upsurge owing to the rapid explosion in consumers' interest in tempting yet healthier modern cuisines, particularly in commercial spaces. With corporate setups offering tantalizing food perks to attract and retain employees, the adoption of catering services has widened in the past few years. In response, food service providers across GCC have begun to garnish regular menus with healthy eating options such as organic ingredients, healthy snacks, organic foods, a balanced vegan diet, etc. This proliferation has led to more adoption and emergence of catering services across GCC.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2018-21|
|Base Year: 2022|
|Forecast Period: 2023-28|
|Country Covered||Saudi Arabia, The UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman|
|Key Companies Profiled||ADNH Compass Middle East LLC, Abela & Co. LLC, Al Athnain Catering Co. LLC, Emirates Flight Catering Company L.L.C., Gulf Catering Company, Integral Food Services WLL, National Catering Services and Foodstuff, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Star Services LLC, Royal Catering Services L.L.C, Saudi Airlines Catering Company, Saudi Catering & Contracting Company, Seven Leisure, United Catering|
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
Besides, the escalating vulnerability of the workforce towards mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, etc., has called for more onsite dining services that offer healthy and fresh cuisines, reducing dependency on frozen prepared foods. Further, the burgeoning trend of theme-based parties & weddings among foreign delegacies across gulf countries is prompting market growth during the forecast period. Besides, the convenience of catering services in restaurants, cafeterias, schools, colleges, etc., is likely to contribute to the market ascension in the coming years.
Moreover, the continuous influx of tourists in countries like Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, along with the notable presence of renowned catering service providers like Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, National Catering Services & Foodstuff, and Saudi Catering & Contracting Company, is likely to provide the necessary impetus required for the market growth during the forecast period.