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

The Place On The Lake
East Brunswick, NJ

Responsible for all food production including that used for restaurants, banquet functions and other outlets. Develop menus, food purchase specifications and recipes. Supervise staff. Develop and monitor food and labor budget for the department. Maintain highest professional food quality and sanita ... more
Hyatt House Denver
Denver, CO

Seeking Highly Qualified Customer Service Professional.... Come join our winning team! Affordable Healthcare Benefits Package is available because We believe that our associates are our most valuable asset. ! ... more
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
Plymouth, MN

The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West seeks experienced candidates for our Catering & Events Manager position. The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West features 243 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites and over 38,000 square feet of meeting space located on a 25 acre Preserve in Plymouth, MN. ... more
M Culinary Concepts
Scottsdale, AZ

We are the largest off-prem caterer in the Southwest, serving corporate, social, and not-for-profit clients through the Valley of the Sun. We have a chef-driven culture with a passion for client service and satisfaction. ... more
Suffolk County, NY

Now interviewing for a Director of Catering to oversee our On/Off Premise Wedding & Social Sales Team. ... more
CULINAIRE@George W. Bush Presidential Center
Dallas, TX

Do What You Love…..Love What You Do!! 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 look ... more
CULINAIRE@Belo Mansion and Pavilion
Dallas, TX

Do What You Love…..Love What You Do! Are you a self-motivated, service-oriented professional with a true passion for the hospitality industry? Are you looking for a innovative, stable company that offers a creative and entrepreneurial work environment with opportunities for career growth and adva ... more
Harper Associates
Metro Detroit, MI

Harper Associates is presently conducting searches for several companies/facilities who provide in-house and off premise catering for weddings, proms, corporate meetings and events. We have great opportunities available for experienced catering professionals including Catering Sales Manager, Banquet ... more
Tri-City Restaurant Management/Embassy Suites Hotel
Bloomington, MN

The Embassy Suites Hotel-Minneapolis Airport is an award winning event location looking for a high-energy, independent, competitive, persuasive, and self-motivated Catering Sales Manager to join and enhance our dedicated catering team. We have over 12,000 square feet of meeting space. ... more
Square 1682 and Hotel Palomar
Philadelphia, PA

SUMMARY: Overall direction and responsibility fro sales and operations of catering/private dining department. Act as liaison between restaurant and hotel. ... more

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