Overview

Caterers are people who arrange the preparation and presentation of food for clients, as well as having the responsibility for the delivery of the food. Some caterers organize large events, including not only the food and drink, but also the decorations, dance floors, tables, chairs, music and lighting.

Catering is one of the fastest growing fields in Europe, Canada, and the United States. This field has continued to grow year after year, with many job openings appearing yearly.

Catering as an industry also has representation in a Union. The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco, and Allied Workers' Association was founded in 1920, having been created from the original International Federation of Tobacco Workers. As of 2005, the IUF encompassed organizations in 120 countries and represents over 12 million workers worldwide.

Next: What does a Caterer do?

Find your next career

Sokanu matches you to one of over 500 careers by analyzing your personality, interests, and needs in life. Take the free assessment now to see your top career recommendations!

Recent Articles

A Day In The Life Of Zest Café And Catering apt613.ca

Gil and Janet Roberge are the husband and wife team behind Zest Café and Catering, a business they started in their house doing a few orders here and there for friends. Now in their fourth year of operation, the catering business grew simply by word of mouth.

Continue Reading
Becoming A Caterer Vs. Becoming A Personal Chef www.gatewaygourmet.com

Catering is a good way to put a culinary education to good use, especially if you like the idea of setting your own hours and getting away from the fast pace and high intensity of the restaurant world. If you’re a self-starter and are interested in this type of work, you can choose between starting a catering business and starting a personal chef business.

Continue Reading
See more articles

Reviews

  • terrific
    0 ratings
  • pleasant
    1 ratings
  • satisfactory
    0 ratings
  • lowly
    1 ratings
  • disappointing
    0 ratings
Explore 1 review