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:
A Long Term Career
Great Earning Prospects
Cruise Ship and Yacht Opportunities
Ski Chalet Opportunities
Work Hard Earn Well
On Your Feet a Lot
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
Initial Start Up Costs and getting through the first year
Gas Safety & Electrical Safety Costs
Recruiting really good, reliable staff
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