Catering can cover far more than food preparation. As you work up the ranks you can manage teams and big events like weddings.

Who can I work for?

Caterers can work for a huge number of companies, including universities, schools and hotels.

Where and when can I work?

Catering in an international industry with most of the opportunities in big cities or towns. Working in this area can mean working shifts outside the normal office hours of 9am-5pm.

What will I be responsible for?

Catering responsibilities include preparing food to a high standard, supervising teams, managing staff rotas and undertaking stock control checks.

Do I need any experience?

Catering qualifications, Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificates and a good awareness of Health & Safety are the minimum requirements.

What attributes are needed?

A keen interest in food within a catering environment is key to a catering role. Being a flexible and motivated team player helps, as well as having good leadership and communication skills.

What can I earn?

You can earn anything from £18,000 - £28,000 depending on experience.

What are the benefits?

Benefits can include discounted-rates where you work.

Are there chances of promotion?

If you start as an assistant caterer, there is scope to become lead caterer or catering manager. Further progression depends on the size of company you work for and your performance.

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