Careers after class 12: Hospitality Management & Catering

Industry: Travel and Tourism

What is Hospitality Management & Catering?

Hospitality management refers to the application of management concepts and structured leadership in the areas of accommodation, dining and general guest services. Hospitality Management deals with businesses such as hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts and cruise ships. Catering is a part of the hospitality management system dealing with planning menus, and setting up utensils and other equipment and the provision, transportation and preparation of food for clients, particularly for special events such as conferences, weddings, celebrations, or large gatherings.

Job Description

  • Hiring qualified personnel according to standards and supervising, organizing and coordinating operations to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Assuming responsibility of budgeting and monitoring expenses
  • Designing, creating and submitting menus, sourcing all ingredients and finalizing head counts before the events
  • Transporting food, tables and other items needed to serve food during an event to ensure that all catering job move smoothly and efficiently

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Science/Commerce/Arts)

Under Graduate Courses

  • Bachelors of Hotel Management and Catering Technology |Catering Technology & Culinary Arts
  • B.A. in Hotel Management, Travel and Tourism
  • B.B.A. in Hotel and Tourism Management | Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
  • B.Sc. in Hospitality and Catering Management

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Hospitality Management & Catering

Top Institutes for Hospitality Management & Catering courses

1. RCHMCT – Regency College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Khairatabad, Hyderabad

Value for Money- 4.9/5

Bachelor Courses- Bachelors in Hotel Management and Catering Technology

Tenure- 3 years


2. NIMAS, Kolkata

Value for Money- 4.7/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration 

Tenure- 3 years


3. Culinary Academy of India – [CAI], Hyderabad

Value for Money- 4.5/5

Bachelor Courses- Bachelors in Catering Technology and Culinary Arts

Tenure- 3 years


4. Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition – [IHM], Pusa, New Delhi

Value for Money- 4.5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. Hospitality and Hotel Administration

Tenure- 3 years


5. SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai

Value for Money- 4.3/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Hotel and Catering Management

Tenure- 3 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Hospitality Management & Catering


Pay Hospitality Management & Catering

Expert View

Sanjeev Kapoor“Indian food is very well accepted in most parts of the world today. e past few years have contributed to massive awareness about it and it has acquired a contemporary facet as well. We need to have more mediums of encouragement to kids where they also get the chance to interact with the who’s-who of the industry and get accustomed to what’s happening in the world today!”

— Sanjeev Kapoor,
Indian Celebrity Chef and Entrepreneur.

Jennifer Hseih“We have to make decisions that drive value for our owners, but also drive delight for our guests. In a world that changes so rapidly, staying centered on our customers’ needs, wants and unarticulated desires guides us as we innovate. We’re bringing new technologies, design, and service experiences that delight our guests and differentiate our brands.”

— Jennifer Hseih,
Vice President, Homes & Villas by Marriott International.

Also read: “Hospitality industry encompasses more than hotel management”

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