We surveyed 2,510 caterers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical caterer. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a caterer?
Working as a caterer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a caterer?
A career as a caterer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a caterer?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a caterer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for caterers.
Do caterers work full-time or part-time?
35% of caterers work in full-time roles while 65% work part-time.
Is being a caterer stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst caterers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a caterer?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a caterer.
How competitive is the workplace for caterers?
Competition at work is not common for caterers.
Does being a caterer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Caterers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are caterers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Caterers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do caterers have control over the direction of their work?
Caterers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a caterer physically demanding?
Being a caterer requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are caterers exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, caterers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a caterer require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for caterers.
Does being a good caterer require compassion and empathy?
Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as caterers.