Catering Professional

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Build the event planning and business skills you need for a successful career as a catering professional. Get started today!

PROGRAM DURATION:
100 hours/6 months
CERTIFICATIONS:
CPCE preparation
COST:
$2,795

Laptop Now Included for all Students with any Meditec Program.

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Program Overview

Build the foundational skills needed for a career in the catering and events industry with this course!

We'll cover everything you need to know for success in the industry, from "bread and butter" catering and event management skills to general business administration. You'll explore integrated disciplines like event planning, food and beverage management, sales and marketing, human resources, accounting practices, and legal contracts. This curriculum will help prepare you for the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) exam.

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

In this self-paced online course, you'll learn the basics of catering management without the time and expense of a hospitality degree. It's designed to complement your previous work experience in the catering and events industry with critical concepts for building a successful catering business.

First, you'll learn about service styles and how to ensure you allocate the required resources for the type of event. Next, you'll study the art of collaborating with other event planning services.

You'll learn how to plan food production for an event, from food safety to portion estimates. We'll also cover beverage management considerations.

Then we'll move on to business administration. We'll demonstrate the best practices for marketing a catering business and examine catering contracts. You'll discover how to effectively manage human resources, from recruitment and induction to performance appraisals and exit interviews.

Finally, you'll learn how to apply basic accounting principles to a catering business, prepare financial statements and practice methods for inventory valuation.

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