Introduction to Catering HOST 1148

Online Option

Our Introduction to Catering course provides you with a fundamental understanding of the catering industry as it relates to event planning. Start by studying key industry terms, how catering businesses are structured and the differences between on-site and off-site catering. Then learn about relevant catering practices and how to best manage the food and beverage aspect of an event. Practice service planning and function room set-ups as well as designing menus that match the food and beverage service of an event (taking into account nutritional needs, special diets and sustainability principles).


Course Delivery Method:

This is normally an in-class course but will be offered temporarily online via Blackboard Learn/Collaborate while college buildings are closed.

Full Time Equivalent

HOST 1070

Hours and Fees





Course Sections

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course; however, check back in case we develop additional schedules this fall and winter. If you would like to receive an email notification reminder when our spring term (May to August 2022) is released, complete our notification sign-up form.

Contact Information


Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.