Program Goals and Outcomes

Catering School Goals and Outcomes

Our Caterer Program can help students prepare to start their own catering business, qualify for jobs in food services, or refine their culinary skills to create exciting meals for friends and family. With hands on cooking labs and detailed video tutorials, you'll build foundational skills in cooking, presentation, and beverage service.


Career Diploma

3 months

As low as $59/mo

1-800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM ET)

Program Goal

To prepare students to prepare meals for friends, families, and others, while also beginning students on their journey to starting their own catering business

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Know the services commonly offered at catered events and identify a wide range of styles of events
  • Recognize market research, management styles, branding, and how to create written agreements
  • Recognize many types of alcoholic beverages, the history of beer and wine, and the characteristics of the most popular categories of wine
  • Identify the elements of buffet design and setup
  • Understand the basics of food and nutrition and of monitoring food safety and sanitation practices
  • Understand the basic principles of modifying and converting recipes
  • Comprehend what is needed to choose the correct equipment and tools
  • Know how to plan menus, ensure quality of meals, and season and cook food according to recipes
  • Understand preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food

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