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

Culinary Art Catering
Dallas, TX

Full service and well established Dallas catering company seeks full time catering sales person for on premise and off premise events. This position is responsible for actively pursuing business, establishing relationships within the industry, responding to inbound sales inquiries in a timely manner ... more
Bahia Resort Hotel
San Diego, CA

We have a great career opportunity at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay for a motivated team player looking to join our winning team as a Catering Sales Manager. The Catering Sales Manager is responsible for the sales of catering events within the social and wedding markets. Additionally this po ... more
Perkins Management Services Company, Inc.
Charlotte, NC

Catering Supervisor and Catering staff will be responsible for the total success of catering for this high profile account including executive and off premise catering. This position will report to the Catering Manager/Director of Catering. ... more
Connecticut Convention Center - Waterford Venue Services
Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Convention Center prides itself on the superior hospitality and service efforts of its staff. Individuals who seek a work environment that is innovative, exciting and guest-oriented are encouraged to join our passionate and committed team! ... more
Landmark Hospitality
Warren, NJ

The Stone House Restaurant located in the beautiful Watchung Mountains of Warren, NJ is looking to hire for the following position: Senior Catering Sales Manager. ... more
JPMorgan Chase
New York, NY

JP Morgan Chase is seeking an experienced and creative Vice President, Director of Client Dining, who can organize structure and execute high-end, Client Dining and Events. Must ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, service excellence, and operational efficiencies. Will functionally m ... more
Cosmos Club
Washington, DC

The Cosmos Club is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant. The Cosmos Club is the most exclusive and prestigious club in the area and we pride ourselves on hiring the best. You will be working in a fast-paced catering office as an administrative assistant. Your work week will consist of 38 ho ... more
CULINAIRE@New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, NJ

Are you motivated by sales success and passionate about catering? Do you love to win? If this describes you, apply now! Bring your determination, creativity and selling skills and join CULINAIRE -- a nationally growing food and beverage management company looking to hire the best! ... more
Ome Caterers
Scotch Plains, NJ

Area's Premier off-premise catering company seeks experienced line cooks looking to take the next step. This is a great opportunity to further your career in a fast growing company comprised of NJ's premier catering company, exclusive country clubs and upscale cafes. Solid 40 hour work week with opp ... more
Pier Sixty LLC
New York, NY

JOB SUMMARY: To assist with administering the Human Resources function including recruitment, associate relations and other Human Resources related tasks. ... more

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