Catering & Hospitality

What is catering & hospitality?

Catering and hospitality professionals are responsible for undertaking jobs related to food, drink and service.


  • Catering Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Bar Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Events Co-ordinator

What skills do you need to work in catering and hospitality?

  • An interest in food and drink or hospitality
  • Good organisation and communication skills
  • Excellent people skills
  • Financial and numerical awareness
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Where do catering managers professionals work?

Catering and hospitality professionals work in all sectors. Employers can include: hotels, restaurants, hospitals, educational institutions as well as specialist event organising companies.

Typical work activities

  • Preparation of food and beverages
  • Planning and creating menus
  • Responsibility for health and safety policy
  • Managing suppliers and stock levels
  • Organizing shift patterns and rotas
  • Setting budgets and managing finances

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