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Hospitality & Tourism

Culinary Arts

In which culinary means “related to cooking”, are the arts of preparation, cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals. People working in this field – especially in establishments such as restaurants – are commonly called “chefs” or “cooks”, although, at its most general, the terms “culinary artist are also used.

Duties of Chefs and Head Cooks:

· Check the freshness of food and ingredients
· Supervise and coordinate activities of cooks and other food preparation workers
· Develop recipes and determine how to present dishes
· Plan menus and ensure the quality of meals
· Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas for cleanliness and functionality
· Hire, train, and supervise cooks and other food preparation workers
· Order and maintain an inventory of food and supplies
· Monitor sanitation practices and follow kitchen safety standards

Related Careers:

· Chef, Head Cook / Baker
· Food Service Manager
· Culinary Artist
· Food & Beverage Serving and Related Worker
· Food Preparation Manager

Hotel Management

The world of hospitality continues to expand. It is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, and will create over 80 million new jobs over the next ten years. The travel and tourism sector will account for one in nine jobs by the year 2026. One must have strong attention to detail, leadership and teamwork skills.

Duties of Lodging Managers:

· Inspect guest rooms, public areas, and grounds for cleanliness and appearance
· Ensure that company standards for guest services, décor, and housekeeping are met
· Answer questions from guests about hotel policies and services
· Keep track of how much money the hotel or lodging facility is making
· Interview, hire, train, and sometimes fire staff members
· Monitor staff performance to ensure that guests are happy and that the hotel is well run
· Coordinate front-office activities of hotels or motels and resolve problems
· Set room rates and budgets, approve expenditures, and allocate funds to various departments

Related Careers:

· Lodging Manager
· Hotel Manager
· Human Resource Manager
· Sales Manager
· Food Service Manager

Tourism

Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international, or within the travelers’ country.

Duties of Tour Guides:

· Primary responsibilities will include planning and organising tours around a certain area of interest
· Introducing tourists to the unique and popular travel attractions, such as historical monuments, botanical gardens, parks, museums, art galleries and other areas of cultural interest.
· Also play the role of a cultural ambassador, offering commentary and interesting titbits of information, which will allow visitors to fully experience and enjoy the destination’s social, cultural and historical highlights.

Related Careers:

· Amusement & Recreational Attendant
· Concierge Manager
· Travel Agent
· Tour Operator

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