Catering Jobs in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset

Spotlight on Catering Jobs in Dorset

Spotlight on Catering Jobs in Dorset is the latest in City Centre Recruitment’s Spotlight on Jobs series of blog articles.

This article looks to explore the types of catering jobs available in Dorset and the surrounding areas.

City Centre Recruitment, with offices in Bournemouth, Weymouth, Southampton and Yeovil has a thriving and expanding Catering, Hospitality and Chef division managed by Rachel Wilson from our Bournemouth office. Rachel, along with her colleagues in Southampton, Yeovil and Weymouth supply catering staff to businesses throughout the area.Rachel Wilson Chef & Catering Jobs

How do I get a Catering Job?

There are a number of avenues for entry into the catering and hospitality industry. It does depend on what type of job you are looking for:

Waiter/ess, Bar – A number of establishments will take on trainees. The physical skills of taking orders and making drinks are relatively quickly taught. However, all candidates must have a can do attitude with a bright and smiley personality to succeed in this Job.

Chef Jobs – A number of chefs will start off their careers as Kitchen Porters or Catering Assistants and work their way up to Commis chef, Chef De partie, Sous Chef and then Head Chef. However a number of Chefs will initially take courses at College or university. There are also a number of private chef courses run. Bournemouth University runs a number of Catering and Hospitality focused courses including their world renowned BA (hons) degree in International Hospitality Management. 

Management Jobs – As with Waiter and Chefs jobs a number of candidates will start in the trade with no vocational qualifications to their names and gain their training and knowledge through apprenticeships or by simply starting at the bottom and working their way up. However, there are a number of courses including degree courses run which prepare candidates for jobs in the catering industry and will help catipult your career up the management chain.

Where are Catering, Hospitality and Chef Jobs available?

Catering, Hospitality and Chef Jobs are  available in a number of establishments including Hotels, Pubs, Clubs, Sporting Venues, cafe’s, Restaurants, Airports, basically anywhere where people need food.

In Dorset and the surrounding areas most catering jobs are found related to the leisure industry and are therefore in Hotels and Pubs & Restaurants. However Bournemouth in particular does offer catering jobs in its local airport, conference centre and sporting venues.

What catering Jobs do City Centre supply?

City Centre Recruitment supply a full range of Catering Jobs including :

  • bar staff
  • catering assistants
  • chefs at all levels
  • food & beverage managers
  • front office staff
  • hotel managers
  • housekeeping staff
  • porters
  • restaurant waiters & waitresses
  • silver service waiters & waitresses

We deal with an every growing number of customers in Southampton, the New Forest, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Dorchester, Rural Dorset and Yeovil.

When are Catering Jobs in Dorset available?

Catering Jobs are available throughout the year with particular high demand in the summer and around Christmas.

The Council and tourism industry in Dorset and the surrounding area works hard to ensure a steady stream of visitors to the area is maintained creating catering jobs throughout the year.

How do I get a Catering Job in Dorset and the surrounding areas?

If you are looking for a job in Catering please visit our website Jobs pages for our latest vacancies. If you do not see the perfect Job for you, you are able to register your CV online and Rachel and her team will be able to search for you.

If you would like to just have a chat about current or future Jobs in Dorset or the surrounding area please do not hesitate to drop Rachel Wilson an  email.

If you are a business based in Dorset or the surrounding area and would like to know more about our Catering, Hospitality and Chef Division and how we are able to assist your business please do not hesitate to visit our dedicated website pages or give Rachel a call on 01202 586 930 or email.

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