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Hospitality and Contract Catering

Hospitality and Contract Catering

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Whats in Hospitality
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Hospitality Industry
 
All the sectors that are providing food, beverages, and or accommodationservices are included in the hospitality industry, these sectors include all kindsof hotels, restaurants, contract caterings, pubs, bars and other leisurehospitality services.
Hospitality in UK
 
Hospitality is considered The Evergreen Industry as it serves the two basic needs of a human being food and shelter, UK is considered one of the hospitality hubs in theworld and it is still growing, the number of hospitality sectors are also diversifyingwith the evolution of comfort ability factors like the travel tourism and leisureentertainments being included in the industry.More than 1.7 million people are employed in about 263,000 outlets spread all overUK, there are about 270,500 people who are working in other sectors of hospitalitylike the travel tourism and gambling, youth hostels and etc,. Hotels are the mostimportant and significant sector in the hospitality industry with 46,000 hotels andguest houses in UK and the annual turnover is about £40 billion, restaurants areemploying more than 526,000 part time and full time employees, about 82%percent of them are employed in England(Trends & Statistics, 2008, BritishHospitality Association). The night clubs and pubs also contribute a very goodshare, contract catering contributed £4,165 billion in 2009 (facts and figures arereported in the
Food and Service Management Survey 2010
, published bytheBritish Hospitality Association.Available at caterer search.com)It is expected that there will be 68,000 managerial positionsavailable for thegraduates by 2017 than in 2007(
People 1st State of the Nation Report 2009 - People1st for Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism
), this gives an idea about the hugedevelopment that is taking place in the industry.
 
 
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ontract catering has an advantage above all the hospitality sectors as it hasdefined clientele who come in to fixed term contracts with the contract caterers,this makes it a minimum guarantee sector. Most of the organizations which arenot directly into the hospitality sector are relying on contract catering, this iswhat makes contract catering stand above.
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The relationship between the client and the organisation is very specificand pre detailed.
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The clientele is fixed and prescribed.
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The services are offered in the premises of the clients and organisationsand at reasonable prices.
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ontract catering is expanding its services, now contract catering is not onlyproviding food and beverage services but also extending services in providinghealth club, cleaning and maintaining facilities of the premises.
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ontract catering is now offering services to different clienteles like the sportingevents, airports, museums, and other leisure activities, even hotels these daysare outsourcing the food from contract caterers for big parties and events tocomply with the time and standards with limitations.
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ontract catering contributes a very good share in the hospitality turnover andthe number of employees working in contract catering is also more in number, itis the only sector in hospitality which entertains most of the part timers.Due to the effect of recession, the contract catering sector is facing a real hardtime from 2006, as the number of employees working for the contract cateringare decreasing in number due to lack of turnover. If you notice the number of fulltime employees is decreasing at a considerable level.(www.caterersearch.com)

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