Pop-Up Café: Hire Event Staff, Temporary Buildings & Other Things to Consider

If you are looking into opening up a pop-up café, either as part of a fundraising event or as a standalone, then here are some things that you might want to consider, including whether you should hire event staff and temporary buildings.

Find and Choose a Location

The first thing you need to do is find a suitable location. You may be able to hire out a hall or something but if that isn’t an option, then you should consider temporary buildings. This will allow you to be a lot more flexible with your location, as well as the size of the buildings that you will use. Temporary buildings are perfect for fundraisers and events that hire out big spaces such as fields and school grounds.

Apply for Insurance and Permits

Getting the right insurance and permits is essential when it comes to organising a pop-up café to avoid any legal trouble that may come your way if you don’t. Depending on where you live will depend on what type of insurance and permits you will need, so be sure to check before going any further with your plan. If you hire event staff, then you will need to make sure that they are protected by insurance. Temporary buildings should come with their own insurance as the companies who provide them should be able to ensure you for the structures you are hiring.

Write a Menu

You can hire event staff but without a menu everything else seems pointless. The good thing is about a pop-up café is that because little needs to be cooked there and then, you can work with a much smaller space. Things such as cakes can be premade and teas and coffees can be made by machine. People who go to pop-up cafes generally want to try something new, so try and experiment with different things.

Temporary Buildings

Set Up a Mobile Kitchen

Even though most of the baking could be done at home, if you’re opening a pop-up café it may need to be health and safety checked. Due to this it can be wise to set up a mobile kitchen to do all of your baking, this will be far easier to keep sterile and won’t disrupt your life when you go home. There are many options for temporary buildings that have kitchens.

Set Up Temporary Seating

Now this can be inside or outside, although both can be a nice option. When you hire event staff you need to ensure that there is a good set up in place to make operations run as smoothly as possible. So having the temporary kitchen and temporary building for seating close together is essential.