Food & Hospitality

What Does a Career in Food and Hospitality Industry Entail?

Food and Hospitality careers provide a wide range of jobs and often have flexible schedules. Individuals can work in food preparation, serving, cleaning, hosting, beverage services, janitorial services, and customer service.

Individuals can work in airports, hotels, resorts, care facilities, catering, sporting venues, spas, and within the cruise ship industry.

Types of Jobs

  • Cook/chef
  • Wait service
  • Housekeeping
  • Host/hostess
  • Bellhop
  • Concierge
  • Reservations agent
  • Front desk
  • Cruise ship attendant
  • Travel agent
  • Tour guide


  • Educational requirements vary significantly based on the job
  • Some positions may provide on-the-job training, while others may require a college degree
  • Certification in a trade area may improve your chances of job security
  • Certification from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) or Foodservice Management Professional Certification may be helpful for a career in the culinary arts

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