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5 reasons you should work in catering and hospitality

31 August 2021
  1. An industry to suit you

If they say variety is the spice of life, then catering and hospitality is the Scotch Bonnet of industries. You could serve festival goers at Glastonbury, a fresh catch in Padstow or fine dining at The Ivy. There are plenty of different catering industries to suit your own lifestyle and interests.

  1. Lots of professions

Sommelier, chef, event manager – the list of career opportunities in catering and hospitality are endless!  Catering businesses don’t employ anyone, they’re looking for people that are customer orientated and friendly. It’s a fun profession with a great atmosphere, no matter what route you decide to go down.

  1. Opportunity to start your own business

Create your own business and/or product! Get creative with the concept, the location, menu and marketing and your business could thrive – and your bank balance could too.

  1. Go anywhere in the world

If life at a desk is your worst nightmare, catering and hospitality could be just what you need to escape the 9 to 5. This business is about people, not spreadsheets, and whether you’re cooking a storm in a country gastropub; on a cruise ship sailing the seven seas; or schmoozing with celebrities in a Michelin star restaurant in a city, this industry could take you anywhere in the world.

  1. You’ll never get bored

No clock watching here! This really is a lively industry, there can be a lot of pressure but it will always be interesting. And there’s a nice mix of creativity, science and business to ensure you will never get bored. Ever.

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