Career Option in Catering

Career Advice - Gordon Ramsay

A.Field description

Text Box:  Events, offices and even homes look for people who will cook and deliver a meal. While some may prefer the food to be cooked at a remote site and served either with final touches or as is, or cook in the premises, depending on the occasion. Some also require the food to be served, as in the case of an event.

B.Education Guide
Education Details & Eligibility

To become a certified professional caterer, one needs to do:

Basic eligibility criteria

10 +2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the major are eligible for these programs.

    Course Duration

Training in this field is available at a number of schools and institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

  • Diploma in Catering is around two years.
  • B.Sc. (Catering) Degree is around three years.
  • Post Graduate Diploma (OR)M.Scis around two years.
Approximate Education Expenses

The Total expense for doing a course in Catering at any internationally recognized institute are as follows.

  • B.Sc - Rs.40, 000/ year - (3 Years)
  • M.Sc - Rs.56, 000/year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administration.

C. Institutions that Offers this Education

Almost all the deemed and general university offer a degree in Catering.
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D. Job Opportunities and Job Roles

Lots of lucrative and interesting openings are there for Catering graduates in various fields like: 

  • Cruise Ship,
  • Hotel & Restaurant,
  • Airline Catering,
  • Catering departments of railways,
  • Catering departments of banks,
  • Catering departments of armed forces,
  • Hospital and Institutional Catering Executives
E. Approximate Salary Range

The salary can be from Rs.10, 000 to Rs.23, 000 for freshers and increases with the person’s experience and knowledge.

F. Related Links

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology and its affiliated institutes constantly endeavor to impart hospitality knowledge, skills, concepts and techniques in the right environment for the students to learn and emerge as global hospitality service providers.

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