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

Executive Caterers
Mayfield Hts, OH

Our premier catering and event company is seeking an innovative and highly self-motivated marketing manager for our well-established, high profile organization. This position supports the organization in generating profitable revenue, market share, and brand awareness for the company. Leverages mark ... more
Cle Elum, WA

The Assistant Conventions Services Manager is responsible for planning, coordination and execution of assigned groups to include specifically corporate meetings, catering and family reunions. S/he will work with the Sales Department to ensure contract expectations are met and exceeded. The Senior Co ... more
Washington, DC

Walks units routinely to ensure that quality food standards are being maintained. Assists Sous Chefs in preparation, recipe writing, menu construction when necessary. ... more
Washington, DC

The Grill Cook will be in charge of preparing the food items in the pantry, fry and/or stations or other areas in the kitchen. He/she is also responsible for cleaning and maintaining the station in practicing good safety, sanitation, and organizational skills. He/she will be working as a team member ... more
Chicago, IL

Daily billing. Post payables and receivables. Clear a/p checks in accounting system; maintain outstanding check balances. Prepare/assist with bank account reconciliations as directed. Assist with Payroll data entry and processing as needed. Run daily and weekly accounting reports. Process weekly ven ... more
Hotel Bel-Air
Los Angeles, CA

This position oversees the promotion, sales, coordination and facilitation of Catering events to ensure total satisfaction of the property’s clients. Individuals in the role serve as the liaison between the hotel operating departments and the client. Reports to Director of Catering and responsible f ... more
Lakewood, CO

Relish Catering and Events is a high-end custom catering company, focusing on all local, natural and organic ingredients. We are an off premise catering company, servicing anything from small corporate events to large weddings, galas and picnics. ... more
Park Central San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Responsible for the management of all aspects and functions of the Convention Services Department in accordance with Hotel standards. Coordinates arrangements and details for clients' functions. Directs, implements and maintains a management philosophy that serves as a guide to Convention Services s ... more
Paramount Events
Chicago, IL

Have the ability to prepare attractive and appetizing desserts and special orders that are pleasing and appreciated by members. Your vision and creativity are a valuable asset to these results. ... more
Pier Sixty LLC
New York, NY

Home to some of Manhattan's most influential and notable events, Pier Sixty, The Lighthouse and Current offer inspiring Hudson River water views and flexible event spaces that are perfect for gala fundraisers, corporate events, meetings, weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs. As a joint venture of Chelsea P ... more

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