Banquet Caterer Career Major - Overview

Banquet Caterer

banquet caterer
Career Major Length
600 hours
Who Can Enroll
Seniors & Adults
M-F 7:40-10:30A &/or 11:25A-2:15P
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This major prepares students as banquet caterers who are responsible for the preparation and serving of quality food for large groups such as weddings, parties, or banquets as independent caterers or with large catering firms. Instruction incorporates supervision of employees, pastry and baking skills, purchasing, and distribution as well as decorating techniques and responsible alcohol service. Practicum components provide students with hands-on experience in preparation of breakfast foods, soups, vegetables, salad dressings, and sandwiches as well as hors d’oeurvres, stocks and sauces and meat/poultry/fish/shellfish dishes.

Career Major Length
600.00Total Hours
Course Title
Food Service & Sanitation
Supervision & Stewarding
Safe Beverage Services
Caterer Practicum

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • Good physical & mental health
  • Good eye-hand coordination & finger dexterity
  • Good communication skills and teamwork
  • Ability to get along with others and have a positive attitude
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Required Prerequisites

  • Culinary Arts Assistant