25 Dec 2019Posted By: Mudit Handa

GeM registration for Catering Service Providers

Catering services and banquet facilities are in general provided by all the prominent hotels and sophisticated food destinations. Essentially it comprises of supply of meals along with the supply of different services such as renting of the lobbies, serving, disposition, and the like. The cafe is furthermore situated inside the hotels. It also includes serving food and providing various other facilities, for example, ballrooms or banquet. However, there are many well off hotel chains and food businesses that are separately engaged in giving catering or Banquet service to the very affluent clients.

In India, there are numerous govt bodies and departments that avail such services on a vast scale and on a daily basis. The catering services are availed only from the preferred caterers who are having a GeM registration.


1. Overview of the catering business in India

Till a few years back, the members of the conventional families generally used to cook together during different events. Presently they are hiring caterers for this purpose. Today, for ensuring quality services at a comparatively lesser time, numerous people hire professional catering services. This has propped up the scope of development and expansion of the catering business in India.

2. The necessity of Catering services at government departments

Coherently, these days we can easily notice the most extreme requirement of Catering services is during those big occasions where you need quality services at a comparatively lesser time and at affordable rates. Presently the Government such ministries and other bodies need such services on very urgency.

Moreover, aside from the parties and festive events, there are numerous proper authority events every day organized by the state and central governments, for example,

  • Seminars
  • Conferences  
  • Forum and expos
  • Trade fairs
  • Official meetings and other business-related events.

Frequently, government departments consider enlisting professional catering services. The government has begun a B2G e-commerce portal called Government e-Marketplace (GeM). The caterers and FBOs having a GeM registration can easily move toward the government departments who need to get their services on very short notice.

3. Prospect of Government e-Marketplace for Indian caterers

There is no uncertainty that the GeM portal has helped the FBOs and caterers up to a large extent. Since the Union and state government regularly need the services of the caterers, this has added to the developing success of the Indian catering business having GeM registration at the large scale level.

Furthermore, there are gradual advancements and a huge amount of organized food business operators (FBOs) containing international catering companies and enormous restaurant chains have also started focusing on catering. Likewise, there are numerous new businesses that are attempting to aggregate the restaurants to supply nourishment to the needs of the individual customers or a little gathering of people.

Our government has likewise laid a very solid base for the development of the Indian Food Catering Businesses.

4. Government initiatives for Indian caterers

Our government has likewise laid a very strong base of the overall development of the Indian Food Catering Businesses.

  • The Government of India intends to help development in the nourishment processing sector by leveraging reforms, for example, 100% FDI in the marketing of food products and different incentives at central and state government levels alongside a strong focus on store network infrastructure.
  • Aside from that, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has additionally invested approximately INR 482 crores (US$ 72.3 million) to develop the food examination infrastructure in India, by overhauling 59 existing food inspection laboratories and setting up 62 new mobile testing labs the country over.
  • Added to it, the GeM registration has now multiplied great prospects of the best in class FBOs involved in Catering Businesses. Today above 305,487 Sellers and Service Providers are having GeM registration. These are currently catering to the procurement requirements of more than 40,745 Government Organizations that are having buyer GeM registration on the GeM portal.

Such initiatives are really going to add to the opportunities of the Catering Businesses. Indeed with the GeM registration, they can easily profit the development opportunities.


If you require any sort of assistance regarding the entire process of GeM registration, you can feel free to contact our business advisors at 8881-069-069.

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