Catering Management

As a Catering Manager, you will meet customer expectations, food and hygiene standards, and financial targets by planning, organising and developing the food and beverage services of organisations.

What does a Catering Manager do?

Catering managers Plan menus by consulting with the chefs ,Supervise staff (catering and waiting) at various events/functions,Manage the provision of food and beverage for any events, recruit and training of staff, Organise and leading the catering team.

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Planning and preparing comprehensive catering orders/food and beverage menus considering clients’ preferences and interests
  • Checked Interviewing hiring, training and managing staff on catering processes and policies
  • Checked Organizing , leading and motivating the team
  • Checked Performing staff management, finance control, menu selection, preparation of food and equipment rental to ensure profitable event
  • Checked Learning about all regulations that apply to the business, and overseeing the catering activities, from cooking to serving, to be on the lookout for any violations
  • Checked Arranging meetings on a regular basis with catering team to discuss about new orders and issues
  • Checked Developing marketing plan
  • Checked Effectively communicate the objectives of the business to new clients, and work closely with customers to understand and fulfill their wishes
  • Checked Handling Employee Issues
  • Checked Finalizing sales contracts, catering event orders and pricing agreements with customers. Preparing and maintaining financial and administrative records
  • Checked Finalizing sales contracts, catering event orders and pricing agreements with customers. Preparing and maintaining financial and administrative records

What are the Job roles after Catering Management ?

As a Catering Manager, you will meet customer expectations, food and hygiene standards, and financial targets by planning, organising and developing the food and beverage services of organisations.
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As a Banquet manager, you will supervise all phases of all type of banquet functions, coordinate activities on a daily basis. You also oversee banquet event and ensure that all service standards, departmental policies are followed by banquet staff.

How to become a catering manager

Step 1
Take any Stream in 10+2

Students must pass with minimum qualifying marks in plus two to be eligible for admission to aviation courses.English is a mandatory subject for pursuing most courses in Aviation.


Note : Cabin Crew

Candidate with excellent communication skills in english and a minimum qualifying marks in plus two in any stream (preferably maths) are eligible for attending cabin crew job interview. Certificate/associate degree programs in flight attendant training are optional.Age limit and health and fitness are other prerequisites recruiters usually consider. Job Training are usually provided by the designated airline.

Step 2
Take Bachelors in Aviation/ Hospitality

B.A/BBA/BSc in Aviation /Hospitality are the common course available in this area to be ground staff in aviation industry.


Note :Diploma/Certificate in Aviation /Hospitality

Diploma/Certificate programs are also available in Aviation /Hospitality with a minimum qualification of 10+2

Step 3
Take MBA/MA /MSc in Aviation /Hospitality

Graduates in any discipline are eligible for masters in Aviation and Hospitality.Duration of these courses shall be 2 years.


Note : Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation/Hospitality

Candidates with graduation in any discipline or diploma in Aviation /Hospitality are eligible for 1-2 year post graduate diploma courses in this field.

Catering Management Colleges

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Requirements for masters in catering management

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (from VELS institute of science & technology in M.Sc Hotel & Catering Management )

  • A Bachelor degree in Hotel & Catering Management/ Nutrition & Dietetics/ Food Service Management from a recognized college /university.
  • Selection is based on percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination.

Foreign (from for Bournemouth University, United Kingdom for MSc in Hotel & Food Services Management)

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 ( a minimum of 50%) in any subject, or equivalent.
  • English language proficiency: (IELTS ::6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading)
  • A reference letter ( preferably academic).

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Skills Required

Good communication skills

Catering managers use their effective interpersonal skills to interact with their colleagues, clients, business partners & the public.

Business skills

A catering manager must possess some basic business skills in order to exhibit and sell their service. Possessing these skills often requires knowledge of marketing techniques,knowledge of demands in the market etc.

Leadership skills

Catering managers lead, motivate and influence the team members by using their leadership ability.

Problem - solving skills

A catering manager must be able to find and tackle the problems they face at any point of catering processes and execution of policies.

Decision making skills

Catering managers invest their knowledge, experience and assertiveness in the process of making appropriate decisions and stands whenever required.

Creativity

A catering manager will contribute innovative and novel ideas in order to make their catering process easier and attractive.

Industries

  • Checked Aviation Industry
  • Checked Airlines
  • Checked Travel agency
  • Checked Airports
  • Checked Hotels

Top companies

  • Checked Marriott Hotels
  • Checked Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Checked DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Checked Compass Group
  • Checked Aramark
  • Checked Marriott International
  • Checked Hilton
  • Checked The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
  • Checked Sodexo
  • Checked Levy Restaurants