The Pros and Cons of Going into Catering

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The Pros and Cons of Going into Catering

Year on year the catering industry is growing.  There are a number of roles that come under the broad heading of “Catering”.  You may be someone who’s just taken redundancy and are wondering about turning that payment into a mobile catering wagon, you may be considering turning your passion for food into a career as a chef or cook.  Maybe you fancy the social role as a bar person or server.  It could be you are considering your options for post 16 education?  Whichever way you are thinking of going and for whatever reason the big question is “do I take the leap?”

The answer has to come from a well informed decision.  Certainly a talented, well qualified chef will have a long term prospect and the chefs at the top earn very good money.

Take on a part time job as a server when at university and you may find you love it and decide to go into the hospitality trade.  If so, the best advice is to finish your degree first and weigh up what you want to achieve from the catering job.  A part time role in the industry is a great way to start and gives great insider knowledge about what is available and achievable.

Here are 6 pros and cons to consider:

Pros

Cons

 

A Long Term Career

 

Great Earning Prospects

 

Overseas Opportunities

 

Cruise Ship and Yacht Opportunities

 

Ski Chalet Opportunities

 

Work Hard Earn Well

 

 

 Long Hours

 

Unsociable Hours

 

On Your Feet a Lot

 

Fast Paced

 

Demanding Timescales

 

Low pay to start with

 

 

For those in the scenario of a career change and investing in a business opportunity, the pros and cons are slightly different:

Own Business Pros

Own Business Cons

 

Set Own Hours

 

Profits are Yours

 

A lot of hard work

 

 

 

 

 

Training Costs

 

Initial Start Up Costs and getting through the first year

 

Gas Safety & Electrical Safety Costs

 

Recruiting really good, reliable staff

 

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