An Overview of Catering Careers

The catering industry is an interesting one that is constantly evolving and changing. For the right kind of people, this industry offers good security and the chance of advancement. There are many different paths to success for those who want to work in the industry. Here we will consider a few of them.


Work for Someone Else

There is plenty of work available in hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and works canteens. It is also possible to find work on cruise ships, in conference centres and stadiums. Many people also find work with contract caterers.

If you are looking for long-term benefits like a pension, working for a large well-established chain can be a good route for you. There is plenty of chance for advancement, and you can easily switch from one type of catering work to another kind.

However, you have to understand that if you work for a large chain it will be difficult to stand out from the crowd. There will be a lot of competition from others within the company for each position.

On the other hand, if you work for a smaller independent firm it will be far easier for your talent to be recognised. However, opportunities for promotion are not likely to come along as often as they would if you were working for a large chain.

Whether working for a catering chain or a smaller independent firm is right for you is very much your choice. You have to weigh the pros and cons and make a decision based on your own priorities.


Work for Yourself

For those who fancy the idea of working for themselves the catering industry is perfect. You can very easily get involved as a franchiser. However, if you prefer, you can set up your own catering business. There are many options if you choose this route. To succeed will require hard work and you will have to follow all of the regulations to avoid being closed by the authorities. You could start with a food trailer, or offer a small scale catering service. Some people even make a good living concentrating on making one product, such as cakes or sandwiches.




If you want to find a job in the catering industry the catering recruitment website is the best place to do so. There are literally hundreds of positions advertised there and new jobs are added every day.