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

CONFIDENTIAL
Washington, DC
9/4/15

Responsible for operating a 16 – 20 foot box truck for pick-up and delivery of food and catering equipment. Load and unload catering and food service items in accordance with event site and customer specification. Practice safety precaution, alerting Management of all potential vehicle safety hazard ... more
Hotel Icona Diamond Beach
Wildwood Crest, NJ
9/4/15

Icona Resorts is seeking a confident Senior Catering Sales Manager with an entrepreneurial spirit who actively seeks new opportunities to generate more revenue and enhance our guest experience. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Washington, DC
9/4/15

Responsible for prepping salad bar daily, and assisting guests with any needs. prepping hot buffet, including assisting with cooking process Accountable for following DC health codes and practicing food safety procedures Maintains a clean work area at all times Assists with the cleaning and saniti ... more
Bahia Resort Hotel
San Diego, CA
9/3/15

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
Southern Management Corporation
Hanover, MD
9/3/15

* Supervises and assists with the setup of function rooms to include placement of linen, silver, china and glassware according to event order specifications. ... more
White Eagle Banquets
Niles, IL
9/2/15

White Eagle Banquets is seeking a positive, service-oriented, energetic and self-motivated Catering/Sales Manager to join our team on a full-time basis. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Farmers Branch, TX
8/31/15

Culinary Art Catering , an established and well respected off premise catering company in Dallas, Texas is seeking a Director of Catering Sales. The perfect person will have a minimum of 4 years catering sales experience and have supervisory experience. This position reports directly to the General ... more
CULINAIRE@Arlington Convention Center
Arlington, TX
8/31/15

CULINAIRE provides upscale food and beverage management services to a diverse collection of accounts including cultural art centers, hotels, restaurants and special event venues. A hallmark of our company is special event catering. As a nationally recognized force in the industry, our ability to ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Westbury, NY
8/28/15

Prominent Long Island, NY caterer is seeking an experienced sales manager to conduct social sales. The majority of the social sales consist of bridal events (i.e. weddings). Must have experience in a multi-function (room) catering facility. Any and all candidates must have a minimum of five years ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Westbury, NY
8/28/15

Prominent Long Island, NY caterer is seeking an experienced corporate sales manager to conduct corporate sales. The majority of the corporate sales consist of corporate meetings networks, fund raisers and dinner dance. Must have experience in multi-function (room) catering facility and the abi ... more

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