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

Pier Sixty LLC
New York, NY
12/18/14

To assist with administering the Human Resources function including recruitment, associate relations and other Human Resources related tasks in an upscale, high-end catering environment. This role supports an operational staff that functions 7 days a week. Successful candidates must have a professio ... more
The Phoenician, Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
12/18/14

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. owns, manages and franchises some of the most well-known brands in the industry. We are proud of who we are and happy to share some of those details with you. We are relatively young company; however we have a history full of stories of growth, innovatio ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Pittsburgh, PA
12/17/14

Job purpose of banquet sales manager is to maximize catering revenues to include banquet food, banquet beverage, facility rental and net amounts received for equipment rental; execute banquet and food/beverage events according to banquet event order specifications. Coach, train and schedule banquet ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Kuwait City
12/16/14

Alshaya Catering comprises of Business Catering, Mobile Events, @Home, @Home Entertainment and Prestige Catering. We provide premium quality food and beverages and exemplary service through our brands to individual guests and corporate clients. The offerings include breakfast, lunch, dinner, special ... more
W San Diego
San Diego, CA
12/16/14

W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 44 hotels and retreats, including 16 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insi ... more
Santa Catalina Island Resort Services
Irvine, CA
12/11/14

POSITION SCOPE: Full time, year round position including weekends and evenings when appropriate. Living on-island is preferred but not required. ... more
Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Verona, NY
12/11/14

The award-winning Turning Stone Resort Casino is one of the top five tourist destinations in New York State, hosting more than 4.5 million guests a year. The Resort features four hotels, five golf courses, two spas, 21 dining options including both casual and fine dining, a world-class casino, cabar ... more
Santa Catalina Island Resort Services
Irvine, CA
12/9/14

The Director of Communications will work closely with SCIRS operating executives to develop effective cross marketing of the organization’s operations and also oversees annual Marketing budgets. The Director of Communications will lead a team in branding, promotional efforts, internal and external ... more
The Westin Houston Downtown
Houston, TX
12/8/14

Ensuring constant attention to all customers needs and take necessary action to ensure complete guest satisfaction. Read banquet/catering orders pertaining to assigned function (be familiar with menu and service procedures). Upsell food and beverage whenever possible. Ensure all napkins china, gl ... more
Lakeside Terrace
Boca Raton, FL
12/3/14

Responsible for ensuring courteous, friendly and efficient food and beverage service to banquet clients consistent. Services and trains banquet staff and is responsible for service provided to an assigned area. Responsible for the overall operation of the Banquet Department in the absence of the Man ... more

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