Students working toward a catering and hotel management study a variety of subjects related to the hospitality and lodging industries.
Catering and hotel management are key facets of the hospitality industry. For a hotel to run smoothly, catering and hotel managers must supervise employees and monitor the services that guests expect and enjoy. Catering and hotel management diploma programs typically give students a broad overview of the industry and its key services.
The coursework of many catering and hotel management diploma programs is designed to cover all facets of the hotel and hospitality industry. For example, hotel managers must understand how all divisions of the hotel staff work together on a daily basis.
Students can also expect to take courses to learn the operation of hotel housekeeping services. Some courses even provide an overview of hotel engineering and maintenance issues, including air conditioning, heating and electricity. Some sample courses that students enrolled in catering and hotel management diploma programs can expect to take include:
- History of the hospitality industry
- Cost control
- Marketing and brand management
- Front office operations
- Human resources management
- Managing the hotel guest experience
- Hospitality accounting
- Restaurant and banquet service
- Menu planning
- Alcoholic beverages
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