Catering Industry in India- scope and relevance

Introduction

India is a country of numerous festivals and ceremonies. There are numerous social gatherings, both personal and professional. And so, with every possible social gathering, it is inevitable for someone to host the gathering. And thus, we see a boom in the catering industry.

The catering industry in the country is finally extending its reach beyond marriages. According to FICCI, the catering service industry in India has been consistently growing at the annual growth rate of 15-20% irrespective of the economic crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Face of Catering industry

Till a few years ago, the members of the Indian families usually cooked during social gatherings. Now they are hiring caterers for the same. For ensuring quality standards, such people hire professional catering services. Moreover, apart from the social gatherings and festive occasions, the formal events, seminars, conferences and other business related events consider professional catering services. This adds to the success of the catering industry. Furthermore, there is rapid evolution and a lot of organized operators comprising international catering companies and big restaurant chains have also started taking catering seriously. Also, there are many startup companies who are trying to aggregate the restaurants to supply food to the needs of the individual customers or a small group of people.

The students who aspire to join the catering industry can pursue a diploma or degree course in catering and hotel management. Professionals may join catering industry as:

  1. Catering Sales Manager Or Director
  2. Marketing Manager Or Director
  3. Event Manager
  4. Catering Coordinator Or Assistant
  5. Chef Or Cook
  6. Delivery Driver Manager
  7. Delivery Driver
  8. Banquet Server

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