Sustainable Catering Services Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Sustainable Catering Services Market Report is Segmented by Service Type (Contractual Catering Services, Non-Contractual Catering Services, and Other Catering Services), by Event Type (Corporate, Wedding, Social Events, and Others), by End-User (Individuals, Hospitality, Educational, Healthcare, In-Flight and Other End Users) and by Region (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast of Sustainable Catering Services Market for all the Above Segments in Value (USD)

Sustainable Catering Services Market Size

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Sustainable Catering Services Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 115.13 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 129.24 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 2.33 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Sustainable Catering Services Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Sustainable Catering Services Market Analysis

The Sustainable Catering Services Market size is estimated at USD 115.13 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 129.24 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 2.33% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Sustainability caterers are allowed to create and implement eco-friendly processes. It reduces waste products through both manufacturing and real-world use. When resources are used responsibly, they will always be present. Social trends indicate that consumers are becoming more conscious of the environmental effects of their products.

Environmental concerns are rising, and more and more businesses are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact while increasing efficiency and productivity. Eco-friendly catering equipment leads the way in reducing waste, saving resources, and encouraging sustainable practices in the catering world. Like many other industries, the catering industry faces several environmental issues. From food wastage and energy consumption to water usage and single-use packaging, there are a variety of ways in which catering impacts the environment. Realizing the importance of addressing these issues, many catering companies are adopting eco-friendly processes and equipment.

The most significant benefit of environmentally friendly catering equipment is its energy efficiency. Energy-efficient appliances use less energy while in use, which means lower utility bills and lower emissions of greenhouse gases. Energy-efficient equipment often includes improved insulation, heat retention, and optimized cooking processes.

Sustainable Catering Services Market Trends

Rise in Demand for Organic Food

Organic produce is one of the most significant food trends of the past few years. Restaurants are beginning to recognize the need for a more eco-friendly diet. With a generation that cares deeply about their impact on the planet, millennials are some of the most enthusiastic consumers of organic foods. They believe that organic produce is not only safer but also more delicious. The main difference between organic and mass-produced food is that organic does not contain any chemicals or pesticides. Many people think that organic food from independent suppliers is better than food that comes from big companies.

The demand for organic food has significantly impacted the sustainable catering services industry. Consumers are becoming conscious of their food choices, seeking healthier, environmentally friendly options. This trend has led catering services to incorporate more organic ingredients into their menus and adopt sustainable practices.

Caterers are sourcing locally grown organic produce, using eco-friendly packaging materials, and implementing waste reduction strategies. With the increasing number of consumers opting for reduced meat consumption, caterers are also expanding their menus to include more plant-based and vegetarian options. Overall, the demand for organic food has driven the catering industry to become more sustainable, positively impacting public health and the environment.

Sustainable Catering Services Market: Organic Food Sales, In USD Billion, United States, 2022

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region

As the population and the number of employees in the organized sector continue to increase, there is a growing demand for catering services across the APAC region. China is expected to lead the adoption of catering services, with Japan and India closely following. China currently dominates the inflight catering market in the region, driven by high aviation activity, with Chinese airlines expanding their fleets and routes to meet growing demand.

Additionally, the plant protein industry in APAC is experiencing rapid growth, fueled by rising health concerns, a growing number of flexitarians, increased participation of startups, and growing awareness of global warming. Soy, peas, wheat, and oats are among the key plant sources driving growth in the plant-protein segment in APAC.

Sustainable Catering Services Market, Market Growth (CAGR %), By Region, 2023

Sustainable Catering Services Industry Overview

The sustainable catering services market exhibits moderate fragmentation. Company strategies vary based on their goals and resources. For instance, sourcing ingredients and products from local suppliers can reduce the carbon footprint linked to transportation and support local economies. Similarly, opting for biodegradable or recyclable packaging materials can help minimize waste and environmental impact. The key players include Aramark Corp., Compass Group PLC, Bartlett Mitchell Ltd., and CH and Co Catering Group Ltd.

Sustainable Catering Services Market Leaders

  1. Aramark Corp.

  2. Compass Group PLC

  3. Bartlett Mitchell Ltd.

  4. CH and Co Catering Group Ltd.

  5. ISS A/S

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Sustainable Catering Services Market News

  • In January 2024, Compass Group PLC, a leading global food service company, acquired CH&CO, a premium contract and hospitality service provider in the UK and Ireland, for an initial enterprise value of GBP 475 Million (USD 600 Million).
  • In May 2023, Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms, entered a new national brand agreement with Bean Sprouts, a hip and healthy national café chain with a unique and whimsical focus on children.

Sustainable Catering Services Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Trend of Outsourcing Food Services

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Popularity of Social Events

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Challenges in Sourcing Organic and Local Ingredients

      2. 4.3.2 Limited Consumer Awareness and Understanding of Sustainable Catering Practices

    4. 4.4 Market Opportunities

      1. 4.4.1 Increasing Consumer Demand for Healthier Food Options

      2. 4.4.2 Rising Demand for Catering Services at Events

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Insights on Technological Advancements in the Market

    7. 4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Service Type

      1. 5.1.1 Contractual Catering Services

      2. 5.1.2 Non-Contractual Catering Services

      3. 5.1.3 Other Catering Services

    2. 5.2 By Event Type

      1. 5.2.1 Corporate

      2. 5.2.2 Wedding

      3. 5.2.3 Social Events

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 By End-User

      1. 5.3.1 Individuals

      2. 5.3.2 Hospitality

      3. 5.3.3 Educational

      4. 5.3.4 Healthcare

      5. 5.3.5 In-Flight

      6. 5.3.6 Other End Users

    4. 5.4 By Geography

    5. 5.5 North America

      1. 5.5.1 United States

      2. 5.5.2 Canada

      3. 5.5.3 Mexico

      4. 5.5.4 Rest of North America

    6. 5.6 Europe

      1. 5.6.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.6.2 Germany

      3. 5.6.3 France

      4. 5.6.4 Russia

      5. 5.6.5 Italy

      6. 5.6.6 Spain

      7. 5.6.7 Rest of Europe

    7. 5.7 Asia-Pacific

      1. 5.7.1 India

      2. 5.7.2 China

      3. 5.7.3 Japan

      4. 5.7.4 Australia

      5. 5.7.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

    8. 5.8 South America

      1. 5.8.1 Brazil

      2. 5.8.2 Argentina

      3. 5.8.3 Rest of South America

    9. 5.9 Middle-East and Africa

      1. 5.9.1 United Arab Emirates

      2. 5.9.2 South Africa

      3. 5.9.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Aramark Corp.

      2. 6.2.2 Compass Group PLC

      3. 6.2.3 Bartlett Mitchell Ltd.

      4. 6.2.4 CH and Co Catering Group Ltd.

      5. 6.2.5 ISS A/S

      6. 6.2.6 DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft

      7. 6.2.7 Elior Group

      8. 6.2.8 Emirates Flight Catering

      9. 6.2.9 Entier Limited

      10. 6.2.10 Dine Contract Catering*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Sustainable Catering Services Industry Segmentation

Sustainable catering refers to the practice of selecting foods that are beneficial for both human health and the environment. The sustainable catering services market is segmented by service type, event type, end-user, and region. By service type, the market is segmented into contractual catering services, non-contractual catering services, and other catering services (buffet services, etc). By event type, the market is segmented into corporate, wedding, social events, and others (restaurant catering, etc). By end-user, the market is segmented into individuals, hospitality, educational, healthcare, in-flight, and other end users (ship catering, etc). And by region, the market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. The report offers market size and forecast of the sustainable catering services market for all the above segments in value (USD).

By Service Type
Contractual Catering Services
Non-Contractual Catering Services
Other Catering Services
By Event Type
Social Events
By End-User
Other End Users
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Sustainable Catering Services Market Research FAQs

The Sustainable Catering Services Market size is expected to reach USD 115.13 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 2.33% to reach USD 129.24 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Sustainable Catering Services Market size is expected to reach USD 115.13 billion.

Aramark Corp., Compass Group PLC, Bartlett Mitchell Ltd., CH and Co Catering Group Ltd. and ISS A/S are the major companies operating in the Sustainable Catering Services Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Sustainable Catering Services Market.

In 2023, the Sustainable Catering Services Market size was estimated at USD 112.45 billion. The report covers the Sustainable Catering Services Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Sustainable Catering Services Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Sustainable Catering Services Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Sustainable Catering Services market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Sustainable Catering Services analysis includes a market forecast outlook for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Sustainable Catering Services Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)