The foodservice (US English) or catering (British English) industry includes the businesses, institutions, and companies which prepare meals outside the home. It includes restaurants, school and hospital cafeterias, catering operations, and many other formats.
Suppliers to foodservice operators are foodservice distributors, who provide small wares (kitchen utensils) and foods. Some companies manufacture products in both consumer and food service versions. The consumer version usually comes in individual-sized packages with elaborate label design for retail sale. The foodservice version is packaged in a much larger industrial size and often lacks the colorful label designs of the consumer version.
North Hykeham is a town in the North Kesteven district, in the county of Lincolnshire, England. Geographically it forms the southern outer part of a greater Lincoln urban sprawl and comprises 4,915 dwellings. The population of the town at the 2011 census was 13,884.