How to Obtain A Catering License

Do you want to learn how to obtain a catering license? If so, having a catering license is a good form of certification to have if you want to enter the field. You could get great benefits and a job with such a license. Follow these simple steps to begin obtaining a catering license.

Things you'll need:

  • Catering application
  • Certification
  1. Join a catering school. The obvious thing to do to obtain a catering license is to go to school. You will be required to complete different levels of schooling before graduation. You will need certification in skills such as meal planning, dining commitment, food package development and food knowledge. The most important thing to do is to enroll in a school that offers hands-on training as well as educational training. Search many schools in your area and decide which one may be best for you. Passing the exit-level test is required to get your license after courses have ended. Make sure you have the passion and the knowledge to become a caterer.
  2. Apply for a license. Once you have completed some form of courses that are compatible with you obtaining a catering license, you can apply for a license. In most states, you would have to go through the court system to apply for a license. With the experience you may have learned in school, there should not be any issue of you being accepted to have a catering license.
  3. Wait for a response. It could take anywhere from a few weeks up to a few months for you to get an answer from the state you're currently in. Be patient. In between time, make yourself busy by planning ahead. That way when you get an answer, you will be well-prepared to start your catering career.
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