Introduction to Catering HOST 1148


Our Introduction to Catering course provides you with a fundamental understanding of the catering industry as it relates to event planning. Start by studying key industry terms, how catering businesses are structured and the differences between on-site and off-site catering. Then learn about relevant catering practices and how to best manage the food and beverage aspect of an event. Practice service planning and function room set-ups as well as designing menus that match the food and beverage service of an event (taking into account nutritional needs, special diets and sustainability principles).

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Full Time Equivalent

HOST 1070

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Course Sections

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course; however, check back often to see if we have developed additional schedules for the upcoming term. If you would like to receive an email update when the 2023–24 academic year (September 2023 to August 2024) becomes available and open for registration, complete our notification sign-up form. This will also ensure you receive a notification at the start of the spring/summer term (May to August) this year.
Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts

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