Catering job description

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Catering is the industry responsible for providing beverages, food, and other services to different clients for special events. Caterers are some of the professionals working on this area and their duties are related to organize and control catering operations. These professionals make use of independent contractors in order to perform catering services for weddings and parties. They may work as personal caterers for some clients or be hired for specific events like corporate events and family reunions.

People working on Catering industry usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Attending customer´s complaints.
• Ensuring dining and kitchen room areas are clean.
• Supervising the purchase of products.
• Planning food menus.
• Discussing catering arrangements with clients.


• Having good organizational skills.
• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having strong communication skills.
• Being energetic.
• Having time management skills.
• Being creative.
• Having marketing skills.
• Being responsible and trustworthy.
• Having excellent customer service skills.
• Being able to work with a team.


Candidates for Catering jobs need to have understanding of management techniques and knowledge of food service. A suitable academic qualification for this industry is the Degree in Hospitality Management or Food and Beverage Management. Professionals working on this business begin as kitchen helpers and then move towards cook or chef positions in order to start their own catering service. Experience and skills are obtained on-the-job and some employers require that candidates have a driver´s license.

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