How to Choose a Catering School or College
Catering requires creativity, culinary skill, and business and accounting skills in order to be successful. Individuals interested in attending a catering school or program can choose to attend a vocational or community college, or to attend a specialty hospitality college.
Students may want to take the following into account when choosing a catering college:
- Students may want to consider whether they want to pursue a certificate program that will prepare them for the basics of a catering career, or an associate degree, which couples those same basics with the accounting and business practices necessary to the trade.
- Many programs (typically at the associate degree level), offer internships that can be an excellent source of hands-on training and experience.
- Schools located in popular tourist destinations may offer more internship opportunities, as they are typically located near attractions and hotels with a constant need for catering.
10 Schools for Catering:
|Academy of Careers and Technology||<2-year, Public|
|Athens Technical College||2-year, Public|
|Baker College of Muskegon||4-year, Private, not-for-profit|
|Clover Park Technical College||4-year, Public|
|Eastern Maine Community College||2-year, Public|
|Emily Griffith Technical College||<2-year, Public|
|Reading Area Community College||2-year, Public|
|Southern University at Shreveport||2-year, Public|
|Toledo Restaurant Training Center||<2-year, Private, not-for-profit|
|Western Technical College||2-year, Public|