Hospitality and food
We all love going out and enjoying ourselves, whether that’s having a delicious meal in a top restaurant, watching an action flick at the cinema, or going for a night out with friends. In the hospitality and food sector, you’ll be responsible for making sure it all happens. From entertainment, pubs, clubs or even fitness, this sector has plenty of roles to choose from and great prospects for career development and management opportunities. There are a huge number of routes into this industry, so no matter your qualifications, there’s always be a perfect role for you. Check out more information about the jobs available in hospitality and food down below!
Bakers make bread, cakes and pastries by hand and with machinery.
Bar staff serve drinks in venues like pubs, clubs, wine bars, hotels and leisure centres.
Baristas make and serve coffee in cafes, coffee shop chains, restaurants and hotels.
Butchers prepare and sell meat and poultry, and make meat products like sausages, burgers and pies.
Butlers carry out personal and household tasks for their employers.
Cake decorators design, make and decorate cakes for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.
Catering managers run the food service of organisations including restaurants, bars, schools, colleges and outside suppliers.
Cellar technicians install and maintain drinks systems in places like pubs, bars, hotels and restaurants.
Chefs prepare, cook and present food in hotels, bars and restaurants.
Consumer scientists study why people use or buy products and services, and give advice to retailers and manufacturers.
Counter service assistants greet, serve and take payment from customers buying food and drink.
Cruise ship stewards clean and service cabins on board cruise ships.
Fishmongers sell fish and seafood products, and advise customers on how to prepare them.
Food factory workers make frozen, tinned, baked and dried products.
Food manufacturing inspectors make sure companies meet hygiene and safety standards, and that products are safe to eat.
Food scientists and food technologists develop food and drink products, making sure they are safe to consume.
Head chefs oversee a restaurant's staff, food and budgets.
Hotel managers are in charge of the day-to-day running of a hotel.
Hotel porters welcome guests, carry their luggage and answer their questions.
Hotel receptionists make guests feel welcome, manage new room bookings and reservations, and deal with requests from guests.
Hotel room attendants make sure that hotel rooms are clean, tidy and inviting for guests.
Housekeepers organise hotel staff to make sure that all the rooms are kept clean and tidy.
Kitchen assistants prepare food, make sure chefs have everything they need and keep the kitchen clean.
Kitchen porters clean, wash up and prepare food to keep hotel, restaurant and hospital kitchens running smoothly.
Meat process workers produce meat products for the food manufacturing, catering and food retail industries.
Microbrewers produce and market their own alcoholic drinks like beers, ciders and gins.
Publicans manage licensed premises like pubs and bars.
Restaurant managers organise the day-to-day running of their venue and make sure customers are happy with the food and service they receive.
Lunchtime supervisors work in primary, secondary and special schools, looking after children during the lunch break.
Street food traders run their own businesses, serving customers food and drinks from a stall or van.
Waiters serve food and drinks to customers in restaurants and cafes, take orders and handle payments.
Wedding planners help couples organise their wedding.