Certified in Catering Management

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About Course

Catering management involves the task of overseeing and managing the different processes involved to cater a meal for an event. While there are not usually degree programs solely devoted to catering management, there are many online catering courses and certificate programs available.

 

What Will You Learn?

  • Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify duties of a caterer
  • Explain the difference between on site and off site catering
  • Understand how to work with clients and meet their needs
  • Participate in an event walk-through and identify the components that are needed for that event
  • Plan a menu for a catered event that meets the needs of the client
  • Explain the production of a catered event including but not limited to assembly, sanitation, holding, serving, transportation, storage, and clean up
  • Identify the different styles of service for catered events
  • Utilize and maintain commonly used catering equipment
  • Understand basic contracts, banquet event orders and other forms used in a catered event and their legal implications
  • Identify and explain the basic service styles and laws regarding beverage service, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Identify the industry resources and their functions for a catered event including but not limited to rentals, venue management, floral design and event production

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Course Curriculum

Module 1

  • Function Sheet Date, Time, Type of event
  • Site Plan (visit a site to obtain the information to help you)
  • Event Plan-proposal that would be given to the customer for

Module 2

  • Food & Beverage Menu plan that would be offered to customer
  • A list of sub-contractors that might be needed (ex. Band, tents, special entertainment, ice carvings, decorations, etc.)
  • Kitchen Menu Plan-What type of equipment will be needed
  • Assignments

Module 3

  • Recipe Costing on just 3 recipes
  • Beverage Menu Plan
  • Costing of 3 beverages served at function
  • Dining Room Plan-A diagram of your room, seating, service area for staff
  • Assignments

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