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Catering Operations - Centre for Tourism Training and Research

Catering operations refers to the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, including the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.

 Certificate  1 year  Fulltime Fee: on application
CTTR
Private College Langata - Constituency, Nairobi - County

Catering operations refers to the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, including the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.

Since 1999 Centre for Tourism Training and Research has offered hospitality courses like Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Besides this in 2016 we introduced other courses like Certificate in Catering Operations, and short courses in Basic cookery. The training is done for trainees within the country and others from other parts of Africa e.g. Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, among others.

Centre for Tourism Training and Research trains students who have completed their form four certificate at different entry levels and also the working class from various hospitality outlets who want to enhance their skills in the field.

Our trainees are taken through thorough training in classwork in addition to practical lessons and field trips that expose them to the fast-growing real world of the hospitality industry.

This Catering Operations certificate programme helps to produce professionals who have a great impact in the industry of hospitality. Besides this our graduates are also able to establish their own businesses in various outlets kike in pastry work, fast foods, hotels, outside catering among others which is also a way of job creation for other people.

Our curriculum is well designed with relevant information in the industry being approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. It captures all the details in the hospitality in the industry as per the industry requirements.

Career path

One can become a:

  • chef,
    • Pastry chef,
    • Sous Chef,
    • Saucier,
    • pantry chef,
    • meat chef (Rottiseur),
    • Fish cook (Poissonier),
    • Vegetable cook (Entremetier)
  • baker,
  • restaurant waiter,
  • sommelier,
  • store manager,
  • barista,
  • housekeeper,
  • or entrepreneur in the industry of hospitality.

Entry requirements

To be admitted into the course of Certificate in Catering Operations (CCO) the prospective trainee should have the following qualifications

  • Attained a minimum of D+ (D plus) or its equivalent or
  • O-level certificate with a minimum of grade of division IV or its equivalent plus evidence of relevant academic or professional training or
  • A- level qualification with a minimum of 1 principal pass or 3 subsidiaries or equivalent

Catering Operations - course content

This Certificate in Catering Operations programme lasts for one full year that comprises two semesters in class and third semester for mandatory industrial training/attachment.

Before the end of the course, every trainee shall undergo an industrial training/attachment after Semester II.

Industrial attachment is an integral part of training and its assessment forms part of the final grade and certification.

WCK–CTTR in collaboration with the organization where the trainee is attached supervises the trainee during the industrial training/attachment period.

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