5 jobs in Hospitality & Catering

The key to a long and successful career is working with great people, in an industry which attracts those with a shared passion, here are 5 jobs that you can apply for in hospitality & catering.


Are you hungry for a new challenge?

As more businesses like hotels and restaurants reopen, the hospitality industry looks set to bounce back after what has been a very challenging year for the sector. With the return of customer confidence and digital technologies driving new trends, things are evolving and presenting fresh opportunities for those hungry for a new challenge in this exciting, fast-paced and rewarding sector. If you have a talent for creating food, enjoy being creative and relish challenges, read on to learn more about the potential career opportunities in Hospitality and Catering.


Commis Chef, Chef de Partie, Sous Chef, Pastry Chef, Head Chef…. there are many different types of Chef positions and learning from them all as you work your way up through the ranks will lead to a successful career.  Chefs are passionate about food and are innovators in the kitchen.  From traditional bakeries to commercial kitchens, chefs can pick a work environment that best suits their needs.

Duties: Typical duties include overseeing all kitchen duties, supervising the preparation and cooking of food and ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the kitchen.

What you can earn: Starting salary will be around the £20,000 mark, rising to around £30,000 and above for a Head Chef position.

Restaurant Manager

If you are someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, enjoys managing a team of employees, and loves good food, then becoming a restaurant manager might be a great career choice for you!

Duties: Typical duties of a Restaurant Manager include organising bookings, overseeing waiting and kitchen staff, dealing with complaints, maintaining budgets and making sure the premises adheres to health and safety regulations.

What you can earn: Initial salary may start at around £20,000, but successful restaurant managers may go on to earn £35,000 and above.

Banqueting and Conference Manager

A banqueting and conference manager plan and oversee food and beverages at both small or large entertainment events held at restaurants, hotels, convention centres or even resorts.

The role often involves long hours but is also rewarding for those with great project management skills, leadership and personable skills.

Duties: Marketing and selling conference and banqueting facilities, scheduling reservations, planning well so each event runs smoothly, budget management, managing the food and beverage team.

What you can earn: A Conference and Banqueting Manager salary in the UK ranges from £20,000 to £46,000.

Hotel Manager

Opportunities within hotel management are endless and to make the most of them you’ll need to be flexible. You could work for an independent or chain hotel, become a general manager or manage specific departments. The working life of a hotel manager can be an exciting and rewarding career option.

Duties: Overseeing the daily management of the facility and staff members working at a hotel.  Making sure all customers have a positive experience during their stay, overseeing beverage and food operations, assisting with events, budget creation and management.

What you can earn: An early career Hotel Manager with 1-4 years experience earns an average salary of £25,000. An experienced Hotel Manager could earn £35,000 and above.


A Dietician will use their expert knowledge on health and nutrition to give people advice on making good choices when it comes to their diets. They also assess and treat a host of medical problems that are related to nutrition.

Duties: Dietitians provide food and nutrition information, and support people to improve their health. They provide advice on nutrition-related matters.

What you can earn: Entry level is around £22,000, however, this can increase to £40,000 and above once fully qualified and experienced.

What training do I need for a career in Hospitality and Catering?

Whether you dream of running a luxury hotel, running your own restaurant or becoming a head chef, we’ve got all the ingredients to set you on your way to a rewarding culinary career.  Discover how Oaklands College can put you on the right path for your chosen career in Hospitality and Catering.

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