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The Catering Professional provides the foundational skills needed for a career in the catering and events industry by teaching the elements of catering services, including overseeing events and functions, and collaborating with other catering services. You will gain the ability to plan for successful food preparation and apply beverage management requirements.
This course will also demonstrate best practices for marketing a catering business, considerations for preparing and executing contracts, effectively manage human resources, and applying basic accounting principles. It will also prepare you for the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) through the National Association for Catering and Events.
elements of catering services
essentials of main service styles
advantages of main service styles
required for main service styles
considerations for main service styles
human resource requirements for main service styles
the service style to the catering event
structure of event types
catering and event services
production systems and methods
estimation for events
and marketing plans
of a contract
Skills, knowledge, experience, software and computer orientation required prior to enrollment
Thea Roberts is an instructor with a background in business administration. Previously, she was a finance officer and employment advisor. She also held a position in the Washington State Ombudsman Program. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts.
Liselle Turner is a content writer and project manager. In addition to her background in advertising, she has worked in the learning and development industry. Turner holds a Bachelor of Business, a Diploma of Hospitality and Management, and a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.
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receive six (6) months to complete the course.
3. What if I cannot
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5. What happens when
I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will
awarded a Certificate of Completion.
6. Am I guaranteed a
This course will provide you with the skills you
obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We do not offer direct
placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will
build your resume and advise you on starting your career. Facilitators
be used as a professional reference upon course completion. However,
always research the job market in your area before registering.
7. Who will be my
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in the fields in which they teach. The facilitator is available by
answer any questions you may have and provide one-on-one feedback on
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(Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet
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12. Does this course
prepare for a certification?
This course helps prepare you for the Certified
in Catering and Events (CPCE) through the National Association for
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