Is an Online Catering Education Possible?

Yes! Penn Foster Career School, the highest ranking online catering school, is an accredited US institution offering programs to train individuals to become outstanding caterers, professional caterers, food service managers, food service directors, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, at present there are 11,218,260 people employed as food preparation and serving related employees alone in America, and their average annual salary is $20,880. Meeting and convention planners make on average $48,060 per year and there are about 51,530 of them employed today. Online schools like Penn Foster Career School have been proven to help successfully launch workers into this field.

Catering Common Job Tasks
  • working as waiters and waitresses
  • operating a cash register
  • clearing and setting up tables
  • working as bartenders
  • distributing dishes to individual diners
  • cleaning of dishes
  • maintaining cleanliness
  • making sure the food stays hot
  • cooking food
  • working as a supervisor
Popular Journals & Magazines Catering Organizations Related Professions Currently in Demand
  • Chef Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Catering Coordinator
  • Catering Supervisor
  • Catering Sales Manager
  • Catering Event Chef
Top Cities for Catering
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Seattle
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Washington DC
  • San Francisco
  • Boston
  • Orlando
  • Houston
Top States for Catering
  • Oregon
  • Delaware
  • Connecticut
  • Idaho
  • California
  • New York
  • Florida
  • New Mexico
  • Rhode Island
  • Masachusetts
Common Catering Degree Program Names
  • Bachelor of Science - Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of Science - Culinary Management
  • BA in Culinary Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • BS in Business - Hospitality Management
  • BS in Business Administration - Management
  • Bachelor of Business Admin - Management
  • Bachelor of Business Admin - Operations Management
  • BS in Applied Management
  • BS in Business - Hospitality Management o AA in Hospitality Travel and Tourism * o AA in Hospitality Travel and Tourism * o AA in Hospitality Travel and Tourism
Common Catering Course Titles
  • Catering Secrets
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Commercial Food and Preperation
  • Menu Design and Marketing
  • Buffet Catering
  • Management of Food and Beverage Purchasing
  • Cost Control in Food Service
  • Food Writing
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Baking and Pastry

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