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

W San Diego
San Diego, CA

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
Compass Group
Chaska, MN

At FLIK, our operating philosophy is centered on three essential factors: great food, great service and great people. ... more
Chaska, MN

Assist Director of Sales, Sales Managers, Event Managers and Catering Manager in obtaining customer satisfaction by performing administrative duties relating to guest and hotel communications through the sales team. The perfect candidate for this position must excel in customer service standards an ... more
Newtown Square, PA

Eurest Dining Services is recognized worldwide for standards of service and excellence within the foodservice industry. Our vast internal network is capable of sharing ideas and cultural experiences from around the globe to local, regional and national business. Eurest is proud to serve the world’s ... more
Santa Catalina Island Resort Services
Avalon, CA

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Supervises and directly oversees Catering and Conference services staff. Works independently with all resort operating departments to execute all aspects of contracted Groups, Weddings, Special Events and provides support to Sales team managing contracted groups. Conducts ind ... more
ACE Conference Center
Philadelphia, PA

The ACE Conference Center is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious catering sales manager to join our team. The sales manager will be responsible for selling banquet space for multiple market segments including weddings, corporate social events and other social events . The Catering Sales Manager ... more
Pier Sixty LLC
New York, NY

Job Summary: The Restroom Attendant is responsible for maintaining a clean, tidy, and safe restroom for guests and associates. ... more
Nuvo Room by Culinary Art Catering
Dallas, TX

Join the excitement and be part of an amazing wedding and event design group! Nuvo Room is a stunning, all white, sleek, modern, one of a kind venue located in North Dallas. The venue is owned and operated by Culinary Art Catering, an established and recognizable name in the Dallas area. We are grow ... more
Palomar San Diego
San Diego, CA

The Hotel Palomar San Diego is seeking an ADOC to join the team! The primary goal of the ADOC is to maximize revenues and profitability within the catering department while keeping abreast of current market catering trends, Kimpton standards/directives and practice total asset management. ... more
Terranea Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

The Catering Services Manager is responsible for upholding and implementing Corporate and Resort initiatives, policies and procedures while generating budgeted revenues for the property.Assisting new clients for the future along with retaining past clients through relationship building is essential, ... more

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