This elective course emphasizes the many considerations involved in establishing a social catering business. Lectures will focus on culinary and business skills, licensing and insurance requirements, developing a marketing plan, making menus, pricing, contracting catered affairs and creating a memorable event. Although primarily a lecture course, catering students will be involved in the contracting, preparation and service of at least one catered affair during the semester. Lab time outside of the lectures will be required for fulfillment of catering jobs. Offered as needed.