Certified Catering Professional
- Certification included
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If you’re planning on starting your own catering business, you have to sign up for our intensive Certified Catering Professional program. It is designed to give you a detailed look at the catering industry as well as understand all the planning and challenges that catering businesses face. Whether you’re starting a catering business, a restaurant, or just a food truck, this course is the perfect option for you. The course material specially focuses on the following important aspects: • Learning about food sciences and the basic principles of cooking • Learning how to prepare, measure and handle food properly • Discovering how to create a balanced diet and plan the menu • Learning how to prep and cook fish and poultry cuts • Understanding and applying common formulas and principles for baking • Differentiating between different styles and methods of catering • Learning to plan, manage and strategize for an event • Structuring and developing a business plan for your catering business • Using the web for online marketing as well as exploring PR options for your business If you’re looking to start your own catering business, becoming a certified catering professional can play a crucial role in helping you stand out in the market. With our help, you can build a solid foundation for your food-based business and entrepreneurial plans.
Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in: • The principles of cooking and food science • Proper food handling, measurements and how to create a balanced diet • Preparing and cooking fish and poultry • Common baking principles and formulas • Different methods and styles of catering • Strategies for planning and managing an event • Creating a business plan and how to structure your catering business • New marketing and PR options on the web
• Professional Catering
• Professional Cooking
• Start Your Own Catering Business
• Marketing & PR
There are no prerequisites for this program.
• The New Rules of Marketing & PR
• Professional Cooking
• Professional Catering
All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
The Certified Catering Associate (CCA) certification exam prepares individuals for a career as a Catering Professional. Attaining national certification communicates to clients that individuals are committed to providing the highest level of standards in the Catering profession. A Certified Catering Associate (CCA) is proficient in all aspects of the catering business. Catering Associates can work as catering managers or start his or her own event catering business. Certified Catering Associate (CCA) play an important role in planning and executing events. The employment industry for catering varies greatly. Hospitality catering jobs account for a substantial percentage of work in the Catering industry. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
• 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion
Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:
• Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
• Resume Building Assistance
• Externship or Shadowing Placement
• Career Coaching
• Employer Skills Matching
• And More!
We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.