Catering: High School and Caterer

2030 Words May 4th, 2006 9 Pages
Introduction

When I think about what I want to do after high school many things come to mind, like music, or photography, but the one thing that stuck in my mind was cooking. Now there are many fields in cooking or culinary arts, for example French cuisine, baking, hotel hospitality, but I chose catering. There are unlimited reasons why I chose catering, and so many fields in catering I could do. I could stick to what I know, or what I learned during my time in an institute, or anything else. There are many elements to catering, or any job for that matter, like earnings, description, advantages and disadvantages, etc.

Job Description and Duties

So you want to know about catering huh? Well do you even know what catering is?
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Qualifications and Specifications

Other than the education that you have to have to be a caterer you have to other skills to succeed. For example you need to be artistic. Why, because if you want to have a large number of clients you should have a gimmick. Some businesses carve animals or different objects out of the dishes that they created and because of that they have a large number of clients. It is best that you always stay clean, tidy, and you obey health codes in order to stay open. It is best that you have a great deal of physical strength because you carry the food that you make up flights of stairs or even around the kitchen. Depending on the amount of food, and the weight of the dish you can be carrying twenty to thirty pounds of food at a time. And most of the time you don't even carry a lot of food. Sometimes you carry a lot of supplies, like pots and depending on if you want to prepare the food at the event you have to carry the ingredients.
Most chefs have to wear a uniform that consists of white pants, a double breast jacket, a hat and a neckerchief. To be a good boss you have to have great leadership and listening skills. It is best that you have a keen sense of…

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