India Catering Services Market Outlook to 2027F

By Event Catering, Industrial, Education, Flight, Healthcare, Corporate, and Other Catering



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January 2023

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About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of the catering services industry in India. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry along with market size in terms of revenue generated.

Its market segmentations include By Type, By structure, and By End Users; growth enablers and drivers; challenges and bottlenecks; trends driving adoption trends; regulatory framework; end-user analysis, industry analysis, competitive landscape including competition scenario and market shares of major players. The report concludes with future market projections of each market segmentation and analyst recommendations.  

Market Overview:

According to Ken Research estimates, India’s Catering Services Market grew from approximately USD ~ Bn in 2017 to approximately USD ~ Bn in 2022 – is forecasted to grow further into USD ~ Bn opportunity by 2027F, owing to the establishment of a large number of malls, schools, tourism, and the increase of tourism in the country.

India Catering Services Market Revenue

  • Catering Service companies are beginning to offer products that capitalize on this interest in vegan and vegetarian products in India, which in turn is set to boost the growth of the catering service market in the country.
  • To run a food catering business in India, it is mandatory to obtain the FSSAI license to continue activities related to any stage of manufacturing, storage, packaging, processing, catering services, import and includes catering services, food services, sale of food as well as the sale of food ingredients.

Key Trends by Market Segment:

By Type: The contract catering services in India were mainly dominated by 1 yearlong contracts as they accounted for ~% of the catering contracts revenue in 2022 as the customers initially look for good quality catering service. Once satisfied with the services, they tend to renew the contracts after 1 year.

India Catering Services Market Segmentation By Type

By End-Users: The event and marriage sector has accounted for the revenue share of ~% in catering services. The establishment of a large number of malls, schools, companies, colleges, IT parks, factories, and hospitals will widen the scope of the food catering business in India.

India Catering Services Market Segmentation By End-Users

Competitive Landscape

India Catering Services Market Competitive Landscape

Future Outlook

The India Catering Services Market is projected to show significant growth in the coming years. It is expected to be driven by quickly developing business-to-business (B2B) events sector and food and beverage services being offered at a growing number of corporate events. Growing health consciousness such as being vegan and eating green food in Indian cuisines is affecting an individual’s order pattern which is one of the major driving forces creating demand for catering services in the country.    

Moreover, the market for catering services will be growing because of factors including hectic lifestyles and difficulties associated with cooking at home. Also, hotels and restaurants are coming up with innovative catering services, which are expected to fuel the catering service industry. The market will also expand because of the increased focus on implementing technology to enhance the customer experience and minimize time spent waiting for food. Specialized catering services are increasing in demand as global multinational corporations are quickly expanding in emerging regions of India.

Scope Of The Report

Scope of the Report

By Type

Contract catering

Non-Contract catering

By Length of Contract


1 year

More than 1 year

By End Users









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Key Target Audience – Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report

  • Airline Catering Companies
  • Fine Dining Caterers
  • School Caterers
  • Hotels
  • Industrial Caterers
  • Government Bodies
  • Facility Management Companies
  • Industries
  • Schools
  • Hospitals

Time Period Captured in the Report

  • Historical Year: 2017-2022
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2022– 2027F


Major Players Mentioned in the Report

  • Sodexo
  • Compass India
  • Box8
  • Levy
  • HungerBox
  • LSG Sky Chefs
  • ABC Corp
  • Morrison Healthcare
  • Elior Group
  • Gate Gourmet
  • Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services
  • Canteen
  • Restaurant Associates
  • Cavier
  • Hot Dog on a Stick
  • Gulf Catering Co.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. India Catering Market Overview

2.1 Taxonomy of India Catering Market

2.2 Industry Value Chain

2.3 Ecosystem

2.4 Government Regulations/Initiatives for India Catering Market

2.5 Growth Drivers of India Catering Market

2.6 Issues and Challenges of India Catering Market

2.7 Impact of COVID-19 on India Catering Market

2.8 SWOT Analysis

3. India Catering Market Size, 2017 – 2022

4. India Catering Market Segmentation

4.1   By Catering Type, 2017 - 2022

4.2 By End-User, 2017 - 2022

4.3 By Regional Split (North/East/West/South/Central), 2017 - 2022

5. Competitive Landscape

5.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

5.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

5.3 Company Profiles – (Top 5 - 7 Major Players)

5.3.1 Sodexo

5.3.2 Compass India

5.3.3 Box8

5.3.4 Levy

5.3.5 HungerBox

5.3.6 LSG Sky Chefs

5.3.7 ABC Corp

6. India Catering Future Market Size, 2022 – 2027

7. India Catering Future Market Segmentation

7.1   By Catering Type, 2022 - 2027

7.2 By End-User, 2022 - 2027

7.3 By Regional Split (North/East/West/South/Central), 2022 - 2027

8. Analyst Recommendations

9. Research Methodology

10. Disclaimer

11. Contact Us

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Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Step 1: Identifying Key Variables:

Ecosystem creation for all the major entities and referring to multiple secondary and proprietary databases to perform desk research around the market to collate industry-level information.

Step 2: Market Building:

Collating statistics on the number of catering companies, the price variation of the catering services in the market, the quality of the food, and consumer preferences. We will also review additional statistics to understand distribution channels and market structure which can ensure the accuracy of the data points shared.

Step 3: Validating and Finalizing:

Building market hypotheses and conducting CATIs with industry experts belonging to different companies to validate statistics and seek operational and financial information from company representatives.

Step 4: Research output:

Our team will approach multiple companies providing catering services and understand market structure, demands, consumer preference and other parameters which will support us validate statistics derived through the bottom-to-top approach from catering service providers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

01 What is the Study Period of this Market Report?

The India Catering Services Market is covered from 2017–2027 in this report, including a forecast for 2022-2027.

02 What is the Future Growth Rate of the India Catering Services Market?

The India Catering Services Market is expected to witness a CAGR of ~% over the next five years.

03 What are the Key Factors Driving the India Catering Services Market?  

The rise in education, health, and defense sectors, growth in the mining division, and the increase in event culture.

04 Who are the Key Players in the India Catering Services Market?  

Compass Group, Sodexo India, Gategroup are market leaders in India’s Catering Service Market.

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