Like many other fields, hospitality and catering hosts a wide range of positions, from chef to hotel manager to receptionist to bartender. While these jobs are each very different, they're all based in the service industry, routed in customer interaction and satisfaction. Cafés, restaurants, bars, hotels, and theme parks are some popular employers in this field and each hospitality unit requires a team of individuals to run smoothly. Like housekeepers and other hospitality workers who operate behind the scenes, caterers, cooks, and chefs help make the hospitality wheel spin. Follow in the footsteps of Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver and see what you can cook up in this diverse field.
Depending on the size and type of the establishment or company you work for, there may be many different daily tasks you need to complete. A hotel manager, for example, needs to organize work schedules, prepare and monitor budgets, revenues and expenses, develop promotional strategies, and greet customers. A caterer will clearly have very different responsibilities. The key to being successful in hospitality is customer service, so an appreciation for customer satisfaction will often mean success in this area.