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Overview

Caterers plan, coordinate, and supervise food service at parties and at other social functions. Working with their clients, they purchase appropriate supplies, plan menus, supervise food preparation, direct serving of food and refreshments, and ensure the overall smooth functioning of the event. As entrepreneurs, they are also responsible for budgeting, bookkeeping, and other administrative tasks.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Enterprising

Realistic

Career Ladder
Banquet Coordinator/Planner or Industrial Food Operations Manager

Caterer

Manager for a Large Catering Firm

Caterer Helper or Cook

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