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Hotel & Catering I & II


Program Synopsis: The Hotel & Catering Program is available at the Advanced Career Education Center at Highland Springs for students to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the field of hospitality and catering.  This program may be taken as a stand alone 1 year 3 credit course or for 2 years and 6 credits to complete the entire program.

Hotel & Catering I: This course prepares students for entry‐level positions in the hotel and catering world. This course is designed to prepare students for jobs in various hotels, restaurants and other hotel and catering related institutions.  Students learn professionalism and the basic fundamentals of hotel, restaurant, and catering operations.  Students will learn kitchen and food safety as they prepare a variety of meals.

Hotel & Catering II: Building on the knowledge and skills gained in Hotel & Catering I, students go beyond the basics in food prepartation, event planning, and business operation.  Students will elaborate on their skill sets to plan and execute mock conferences, expos, meetings, and cooking shows.


Instructor: Mrs. Perry has been in the hospitality industry for over 2 decades in a variety of facets.




Desired Aptitudes: Students should have a desire to help others and a passion for food preparation.  Math skills are a plus as are previous courses in Marketing and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Employment Outlook (According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition):


Job Summary

Median Salary
Chefs and Head Cooks Chefs and head cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants or other places where food is served. They direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns. $40,630
Cooks Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods, such as soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. $20,260
Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers Food and beverage serving and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in full-service restaurants, casual dining eateries, and other eating and drinking places. $18,130
Food Preparation Workers Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the guidance of cooks or food supervisors. They prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and do many other tasks. $19,100
Waiters and Waitresses Waiters and waitresses take orders and serve food and beverages to customers in dining establishments. $18,330