Always start with the overall summary of the business plan. Having the executive summary at the start of the business plan allows the reader to know what you want from the very beginning. This will help the reader to understand your points and methods as they read on in the document. Far too often, some business plans include the summary much later on in the document. It is best to clearly state what your business direction and desires are.
Outline any competitive advantages that you may have. Do you have any catering business qualifications or skills? Have you have experience in the hospitality industry? Do you have existing relationships with suppliers or prospective clients?
Set out a basic management structure outlining who has responsibility for various aspects of the business. This will be easy in the beginning but eventually you may have marketing staff, administration staff, kitchen staff and servers. Make it clear how you plan on delegating tasks, leadership and responsibility for decision making down to your employees.
While you can look through the endless number of software programs at your local office supply store or sift through the many reviews online, this process will still leave you with some question marks.