In sala o in cucina: cosa bisogna fare per lavorare nella ristorazione?

In the dining room or in the kitchen: what do you have to do to work in catering?

Working in catering: what to do to turn a dream into reality

You would like work in catering but you don't know where to start? If you're thinking about entering this industry to pursue a new career or deepen your experience, you'll know that there are so many professional figures : from the waiter to the pizza chef, from the chef to the sommelier, from the dining room manager to the restaurant manager.

The first thing to ask yourself for work in catering it is therefore which of these paths you prefer to take. For each one, it will take a lot of passion, commitment and dedication: let's see together some suggestions for choosing between dining room and kitchen professions !

How to navigate the catering professions

As in any sector, there is no easy or difficult path to follow, as the choice must mainly depend on your passions and skills.

If you are an extroverted person, you have a good one attitude in relationships and you're a good communicator , you will undoubtedly be predisposed to room work , whose duties include welcoming customers, taking orders, presenting the menu items to diners or managing complaints and special requests.

If instead, your dream is to cook and you like challenges, then you might choose to start a journey for  become a pastry chef or professional chef.


3 training courses to work in catering

 Once you decide which direction to go, it's important ensure complete training . In fact, as we have just seen, the professions are very different from each other, but each of these requires a solid foundation behind it. Here are some of the paths you could take:

  1. Sala and Restaurant Management Course .
    If you aspire to to become a restaurant manager , maître d' or sommelier, it is essential to know the main ones professional service techniques to transform your managerial and relational skills into a real profession! Thanks to ad hoc training, you could work in luxury hotels and restaurants , or become an entrepreneur in the hospitality, catering or bartending sectors.

  2. Cooking and Pastry Course.

    Attend a course to become a chef  it means learning to know the ingredients , the various preparation techniques and the use of the tools available, but also learning the basics for working in a professional team . Depending on whether you want to specialize in cooking or pastry making , you will be able to acquire specific skills and, why not, learn directly from experts in the profession such as established cooks and pastry chefs.

  3. Multi-specialist Master's Degree.

    Do you want to become a professional food&beverage , but you don't know your vocation yet? One solution could be to undertake a interdisciplinary study plan that offers you 360 degree training in cooking, pastry making, oenology and restaurant management. Thanks to a complete path of dining room and kitchen , you will be able to optimize time and resources and acquire all the main skills useful for work in catering .

Become a catering professional with Congusto courses!

If you think that work in catering is your true mission, all you have to do is find the most suitable study path to achieve your goals.

By choosing the Congusto Institute courses, you will be able to enrich your training in the sector that interests you most: in addition to professional cooking courses and innovative Executive cooking master in food and wine disciplines, you can decide to specialize in pastry making with the Pastry Chef Course or in baking, with the Bakery Chef Course .

Each study plan includes targeted lessons in which theory and practice alternate, to allow you to acquire the skills necessary to become a professional directly in the field. Furthermore, depending on the path chosen, you will be able to learn from a prestigious faculty and get to know them up close prominent personalities of the Italian gastronomic scene including Roberto Carcangiu, Marco Pedron, Sergio Mei, Elio Sironi, Gaia Giordano, Cesare Battisti, Eugenio Boer, Ernst Knam, Corrado Scaglione, Alberto Cauzzi and many others.

Contact us to receive further information and discover all the courses starting.

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