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Earlier whether it was marriage or a social gathering, the relatives would take care of catering. But over a decade the trend has changed and professional caterers are hired for special occasions. As a result, catering business has registered growth even in times of slowdown.


Overview


Catering is a segment of the food industry which is multifaceted. There is a niche of all types of catering like social gatherings or business meetings. Hotel Management refers to the professional techniques of the hotel industry which includes administration, accounts, housekeeping, front-office jobs and likewise.

Duration


The duration is generally 3 years. But it is also provided as a part-time course in certain institutes. It is generally offered as a full time management course.

Eligibility Criteria


Any candidate who has passed 10+2 from a recognized Indian board. The cut-off marks may differ from college to college.

There are also a lot of practical training involved specially in Food production and patisserie, Food and Beverage Service and Computer Applications.





Catering Courses

Click on a course name below to find the list of colleges offering Catering courses in India.


1. B.A. International Culinary Administration
2. B.Sc Catering Science & Hotel Management
3. B.Sc Catering Technology
4. B.Sc Hotel Management & Catering Science
5. Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Tech.
6. Diploma Culinary Skills
7. M.Sc Catering Science & Hotel Management
8. M.Sc Hotel Management, Catering Tech & Tourism


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Job Scope


There are numerous job opportunities catering to different sectors like Airlines, Hospitality, Food industry, Resort Management. One can have jobs in hotels such as receiving guests, preparing and handling bills and other front-office jobs.
One also opt to start one’s own business.

This course is the foundation course and one can take advanced degrees in this field to better his job prospects.

Teaching is also a lucrative option in many colleges and universities.

The type of roles that one can take is as follows:-
Catering Supervisor and Assistant
Hospitality Executive
Catering officer
Cabin Crew
Hotel Administration
Operation Manager
Marketing Manager
Deputy Housekeeper
Food and Beverage Manager

Sustainability


For sustaining in this field, the candidate should have a pleasing personality, cheerful attitude even in the face of criticism, great patience, ability to handle people, good communication skill, good interpersonal and organizational skills and willingness to work at odd hours. Knowing different languages would also be an added advantage. One should also be ready to do experiments with tastes.