Catering Jobs

Catering jobs are ideal for a variety of job seekers. Jobs in catering are also plentiful, and expected to become even more so in the foreseeable future. Whether you love to cook, excel at customer service or have a gift for coordinating events, you will find numerous catering employment opportunities at Hcareers.

Hcareers is a growing job board for companies advertising catering positions and professionals seeking employment in the catering industry. Job seekers will frequently find catering job opportunities in management and catering sales as well as positions such as director of catering, catering coordinator and catering assistant. Those who enjoy hands-on culinary and service positions may be interested in catering careers as a server or chef.

Hotels are one of the top employers of catering professionals. Entry-level catering jobs within hotels are often available and require little formal training. In fact, hotels employ many younger workers and first-time workers in part-time and seasonal positions. Service occupations, including catering work, account for nearly 66 percent of the positions within the hotel industry. PKF Hospitality Research expects hotel employment, which includes catering jobs, to see an average increase of 25,000 positions by the end of 2012 alone.

Educational requirements for most catering jobs are unspecific. Many catering managers prefer employees with at least a high school degree for server and bar staff positions. These roles are often filled by young people with little to no previous work experience or by other professionals who are taking on a second job. Professionals with degrees in hospitality or food service management often fill catering management and director roles. Some find their catering jobs through internships held while in school. While specialized degrees are frequently preferred, graduates with degrees in other fields may often be recruited to fill positions.

Catering management and director positions are ideal for professionals with managerial skills and an interest in supervising a food service business. Never boring, the role may involve selecting and managing vendors and suppliers, setting schedules, recruiting new employees and handling payroll.

Catering chef positions are perfect for professionals who have formal culinary training and wish to apply their skills in the catering industry. While long hours are often a requirement for this role, the job can be creative, stimulating and exciting. A professional who enjoys hands-on customer service and has great people skills may enjoy catering sales. Hotels and banquet hall establishments hire catering sales staff to promote their services, work with potential clients and meet food and beverage sales goals.

As of January 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the leisure and hospitality industry, including hotels and other establishments and companies providing catering services, employs 13.5 million professionals. Jobs within the industry, including catering jobs, have increased by more than 44,000 since December 2011. Catering jobs are expected to increase ten percent by 2018. In addition, frequent turnover within the industry creates a continuous demand from new employees.

If you are conducting a catering job search, these predictions serve as an excellent indicator of your chances of success. Whether you are looking for your first job in catering or are interested in a more senior position, visit the Hcareers job board frequently to find the best opportunities.

Most Recent Catering Jobs

Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
Tarrytown, NY
2/5/16

The Sales & Event Production Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting the General Manager, Sales Managers, and Account Executives on all sales and client activity. He /she will provide general administrative support as needed to the GM and OP office. S/he must work closely with the G ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
San Francisco, CA
2/5/16

We’re a company that is growing very quickly and are looking for a full-time Beverage Services Manager to join our team. We are looking for a high-energy, creative, highly motivated self-starter who brings the ability to “make things happen.” You are experienced in small business development and sal ... more
Longwood Events
Brookline, MA
2/4/16

We are an organic, ever growing event & lifestyle company. We are fueled by passion for difference, service excellence & your happiness. We work harder, we think smarter & we are more creative. We are independent. ... more
Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
Tarrytown, NY
2/2/16

The Sous Chef is responsible for culinary event execution as well as overseeing Production teams. S/he is responsible for overseeing quality control, consistency, efficiency and utilization of food products for Abigail Kirsch and managing the culinary associates. S/he must act as a team leader and ... more
Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
Tarrytown, NY
2/2/16

The Executive Sous Chef - Events is responsible for monitoring and ensuring that Abigail Kirsch systems and standard operating procedures are met for all areas that directly report to him/her. His/her primary responsibilities are in overseeing all aspects of event execution for Off Premises and AK ... more
Longwood Events
Brookline, MA
1/30/16

We are an organic, ever growing venue & destination company. We are fueled by passion for difference, service excellence & your happiness. We work harder, we think smarter & we are more creative. We are independent. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Chicago, IL
1/29/16

A large local catering company is continuously growing and is currently seeking a full time position to join our talented sales team! ... more
Terranea Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
1/27/16

The Catering & Event Services Manager oversees all the logistics of an event. They are responsible for ensuring that vendors perform their jobs adequately. The Catering & Event Manager will become the main point of contact after the contract is signed and will be in attendance for the events ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Chicago, IL
1/22/16

A large off premise catering company is continuously growing and is currently seeking a full time position to join our talented sales team! We are looking for an outgoing sales person experienced in the food service industry. ... more

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