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Catering Professional

Continuing Education Workforce Certificate





A caterer works closely with clients to design menus and prepare and serve food and beverages for events. Caterers may work for a small or large company, or be self-employed.​​​

This online course is designed to prepare students to organize and manage a catering function in a catering facility or at a customer's location. Students will learn catering styles, human resource management, accounting principles for catering, marketing, food production processes, food safety, and planning for success.

​Students entering this program should have outstanding people skills, professional appearance, ability to work independently, good math skills, and knowledge and/or experience in hospitality-related fields is helpful. ​Since this course is delivered completely online, students need to have the self-discipline to complete all required material on their own.

​​Professional Catering jobs can be found in​ hotels, restaurants, convention centers, and catering businesses, or a caterer may have their own business. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

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​​Catering Professional Online ​


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