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Career Training / CATERING PROFESSIONAL—GES2024
Catering Professional - GES2024

CATERING PROFESSIONAL—GES2024

Online Catering Professional Training
Become a Catering Professional

Catering professionals organize and oversee events and functions, providing food, beverage and entertainment services for clients in a wide variety of locations. In this 100% online course, you will learn the foundations of catering and the principles for operating a successful catering business.

Instructor: Thea Roberts, Liselle Turner (ed2go Instructor)

Prerequisite: None

Textbook: The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online

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Duration

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Online (recorded)
Start Anytime
Start Anytime
6 Mos / 100 Course Hrs
6 Mos / 100 Course Hrs
$1,295.00
Online (recorded)
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MORE INFO
Job Outlook for Catering Professionals
  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for foodservice-related careers is expected to grow by 6% between now and 2029. For skill-specific positions such as catering chef, the BLS forecasts job growth of 11% in that time frame.
  • According to Indeed.com, catering managers in the United States earn $49,220 per year, on average. Top catering managers earn over $100,000 per year working in premier hotels and foodservice organizations.

Catering Professional FAQs

WHAT DO CATERING PROFESSIONALS DO?

Catering professionals blend the best practices in foodservice and entertainment with strong business and management principles to produce memorable events for their clients. They organize, prepare and produce functions ranging from wedding receptions to corporate events and many others.

HOW HAS CATERING BEEN IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?

Like every industry, catering operators were impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Restaurant Business Online estimated that as many as two-thirds of all caterers reduced their operations. However, as catering is among the most mobile and flexible of the food service areas, experts expect it to recover quickly by shifting to business models that embrace social distancing and meal delivery.

IS CATERING THE SAME AS RESTAURANT AND HOTEL FOODSERVICE?

Many catering professionals work in restaurant or hotel catering departments. Others create their own companies or join catering firms. Catering within a hotel or restaurant involves providing event-specific space, menus and services to groups who use the facility to host an event or function.

Course Objectives
  • The foundations of integrated disciplines such as event planning, food and beverage management, sales and marketing, human resources, accounting practices and legal contracts.
  • To manage the challenges of employee inductions, performance appraisals, exit interviews, staffing requirements, food safety, legal requirements and licensing, budgeting considerations and profit margins.
  • Knowledge of catering management complements previous work experience within the catering and events industry.
Curriculum

Please click here to see the curriculum outline, course details, and frequently asked questions.

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