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.
Job Outlook for Catering Professionals
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.
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Thea Roberts is an instructor with a background in business administration. Previously, she was a finance officer and employment advisor. She also held a position in the Washington State Ombudsman Program. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts.
Liselle Turner is a content writer and project manager. In addition to her background in advertising, she has worked in the learning and development industry. Turner holds a Bachelor of Business, a Diploma of Hospitality and Management, and a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.