Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Mastering the Art and Business of Catering: Launch Your Dream Venture Today!

Have you ever been the culinary star of your social circle, constantly wowing friends with your gastronomic prowess? Ever wished your dinner parties were more than just a once-a-week gathering? If your home has become the de facto dining hotspot and you've got an overflowing arsenal of party food ideas, perhaps it's time to elevate your passion to a professional level by launching your own catering business.

In the bustling realm of catering, the magic isn't just in crafting delectable dishes but also in delivering these culinary creations seamlessly to various event venues. Unlike the static setup of a restaurant, caterers embrace the dynamic challenge of cooking in one location and serving in another. Beyond the cuisine, caterers collaborate intimately with clients, curating menus that align perfectly with the theme, budget, and palate preferences.

To thrive in this domain, one needs a vibrant medley of skills: a keen business acumen, impeccable interpersonal skills, resilience under pressure, culinary excellence, creativity, and meticulous organization. While some enter the field with a few of these talents, mastering all facets is often a journey of growth and experience.

Our comprehensive course delves into the rich tapestry of catering, offering insights on:

  1. Setting Up: Navigate the maze of licenses, permits, and regulations to set up your venture legally.
  2. The Perfect Kitchen: Design and equip a kitchen tailored for the unique demands of catering.
  3. Food Safety Essentials: Uphold the highest standards of hygiene and safety, ensuring every dish served is not just delicious but safe.
  4. Crafting Culinary Experiences: From understanding client needs to menu creation and meal planning, turn every event into a gastronomic delight.
  5. Stellar Client Relations: Build lasting relationships through impeccable service and effective communication.
  6. Pricing Mastery: Learn the art of pricing – balancing quality, cost, and value.
  7. Logistical Expertise: Perfect the art of transporting food, ensuring freshness, presentation, and taste are uncompromised.

Whether you're a culinary enthusiast eager to translate your passion into a profession or an entrepreneur scouting for a rewarding venture, this course is your roadmap to success in the catering domain. Dive deep into the nuances of the catering world and embark on a journey to establish a catering brand synonymous with excellence, taste, and memorable experiences. Join us and light the path to your culinary dreams!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what is catering.
  • Summarize state and local regulations.
  • Describe food safety.
  • Describe the business planning process for successful catering business.
  • Summarize getting started techniques and procedures for your catering business.
  • Identify marketing techniques for a successful catering business.
  • Describe party planning and the role of catering.
  • Summarize meal planning.
  • Identify shopping needs for a successful catering company.
  • Summarize timing and kitchen efficiency for a successful catering.
  • Recognize logistics in a successful catering business.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1. Introduction. What is Catering? 10 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 2. State and Local Regulations 10 points
Lesson 3. Food Safety 10 points
Lesson 4. Business Planning 10 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 5. Getting Started 9 points
Lesson 6. Marketing 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 7. Party Planning 10 points
Lesson 8. Meal Planning 10 points
Lesson 9. Shopping 7 points
Lesson 10. Timing and Kitchen Efficiency 9 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 11. Logistics: Getting the food to its destination on time 10 points
The Final Exam 55 points
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