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cater to (someone or something)

1. To assist or provide something to a person or business. As a personal assistant, I cater to busy professionals who need help managing their lives.
2. To give special treatment or consideration to someone, perhaps to an excessive degree. They're our biggest account, so we usually end up catering to them to make sure they're completely satisfied with the service. My sister has been catering to my every whim ever since I caught her sneaking in past curfew.
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cater to someone or something

1. Lit. to provide for or care for someone or something. I believe that we can cater to you in this matter. Our company caters to larger firms that do not wish to maintain a service department.
2. Fig. to provide special or favorable treatment for someone or something. I'm sorry, but I cannot cater to you and not to the others. We do not have the time to cater to special requests.
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The Rocky Top Hospitality name includes a variety of unique restaurant concepts, such as The Daily Planet Cafe, The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business.
Twigs Catering customers can rent china, stemware, linens, and tables that Twigs Catering will deliver and set up for the event The company states; 'We offer professional consultation, high-quality products and services.
North Country Catering, founded in 2000 with a single 120 room camp, has since grown to become a camp and catering operator and manager in the energy services sector.
DR Catering said, "Our goal is to educate the community on how to get the best results for their event planning efforts.
We returned to the ground in the 1975/76 season and ran the catering for three quarters of the stadium up until the early eighties when there was a change in the law re the consumption and sale of alcohol within the stadium.
Le deficit commercial de Tunisie Catering est du au fait que Tunisair ne s'est pas acquittee de ses dettes aupres de Tunisie Catering, ce qui n'a pas permis a cette derniere de rembourser les factures de ses fournisseurs et partant de preparer les collations prevues, a-t-il ajoute .
Ann Jones and the Meals Direct team won the LACA Specialist Catering Team of the Year Award.
And NEC Group Catering's external catering company, 'Amadeus', is the sole caterer at Warwickshire art gallery Compton Verney and an approved caterer at venues including Hagley Hall and Stoneleigh Abbey.
This new contract is effective from 2011 and it includes the possibility of providing catering services to Royal Jordanian flights from other international airports.
The team won best Specialist Catering Team at the Local Authority Caterer's Association (LACA) Awards 2009.
Region's Only Dedicated Travel Catering Services Exhibition Opens TodayThousands of Buyers in Travel Catering and Services Industries from Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent Expected to Visit H.
Los Angeles County public health officials said Tuesday that an employee at the Wolfgang Puck Catering facility in Hollywood has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A and that anyone who ate uncooked food at four recent February events catered by the firm is urged to obtain preventative medication.
The Professional Caterer's Handbook: How To Open And Operate A Financially Successful Catering Business (With CD-Rom), expertly co-authored by Lora Arduser and Douglas Robert Brown, is an informative introduction and comprehensive guide to properly establishing and managing a catering business.