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 for catering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cater \Ca"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Catered; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Catering.] [From Cater, n.]
     1. To provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions.
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              [He] providently caters for the sparrow. --Shak.
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     2. By extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at
        theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for
        or to.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  catering
      n 1: providing food and services

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "catering":
     accouterment, armament, baking, barbecuing, basting, boiling,
     braising, brewing, broil, broiling, chandlery, cookery, cooking,
     cuisine, culinary science, domestic science, endowment, equipment,
     finding, fitting out, frying, furnishing, furnishment, grilling,
     home economics, investment, logistics, nutrition, outfitting,
     pan-broiling, poaching, preparation, procurement, providing,
     provision, provisioning, purveyance, reinforcement, replenishment,
     resupply, retailing, roasting, sauteing, searing, selling,
     shirring, simmering, steeping, stewing, subsidization, subsidy,
     subvention, supply, supplying, toasting, victualing
  
  

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