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Careers in Hospitality and Catering

Careers in Hospitality and Catering The outlook for a career in hospitality jobs has never looked better with the future for openings being excellent. The reason for the openings is most food service workers move on to higher paying jobs. However if you are looking for a good career you can stay in the food service business and make a decent living in these hospitality jobs. There are courses available at community colleges, trade schools and universities to help you further your education. Here are some of the jobs available:

Hotel Jobs - One of the hotel jobs is room service which can pay very well hourly and with the tips you receive. Food service jobs are one of the hotel jobs that often requires some sort of college training these employees are normally cooks or chefs. In some instances these employees will have to fill in as wait staff in the restaurant in the hotel. Some times the kitchen will stay open for room service orders and may require longer hours for these workers.

Catering Jobs - Catering jobs are a different kind of hotel job. A caterer is normally a higher paying job than your usual hotel worker because the wait staff do not make any tips and if you are a cook you do not cook from a menu. Catering jobs sometimes are on a as needed basis meaning a lot of evenings and weekends. Catering jobs are highly sought after jobs and normally offered to the best workers.

Bar Jobs - Bar jobs are for the outgoing enthusiastic individual who is a team player and will provide quality customer service.These jobs earn income thru an hourly wage and tips and with good traffic coming into the bar can earn 200 to 300 a shift. Attending a school to become a bartender can help in landing these jobs and previous experience also helps.

Hotel Management Jobs - Hotel management jobs often require a college degree normally a Bachelor's degree in hotel management. These jobs pay more and is a high status and highly respected job and offers a lot of flexibility as far as the positions offered. This job does have a high rate of turnover and with the job sometimes requiring the person to move in order to keep being considered for promotion. This industry sometimes has a perception of being a very glamorous industry but this stems for lack of knowledge about the industry. Many of these students come straight from college having never worked in this industry before.

A job in the hospitality and catering business is growing by on average 11 percent a year since 2006. These jobs offer opportunities for the regular worker as well as the student with lots of flexibility in this field of jobs.

About the Author:

Louise G Author, SEO and Management Consultant wrote this article about jobs. To find out more about jobs in hospitality and catering please contact www.mycateringjobs.com .

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