Catering Schools in California

Even if California may not be the first state you think of when contemplating higher education, a closer look may change your mind. Catering schools in California can help an aspiring caterer gain the competence and know-how necessary for a successful career. Students have a choice of 58 catering colleges in California to attend. Catering programs in California reportedly graduated 1,644 students in the 2008-2009 school year.

CitySchoolPrograms Offered
Catering Schools in Aptos Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA, 95003
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Bakersfield Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA, 93305
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Baldwin Park Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
4640 Maine Ave
Baldwin Park, CA, 91706
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Chula Vista Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA, 91910
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Costa Mesa Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Cypress Cypress College
9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA, 90630
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in El Cajon Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA, 92020
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Fresno Fresno City College
1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA, 93741
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Glendale Glendale Community College
1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA, 91208
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Lemoore West Hills College-Lemoore
555 College Avenue
Lemoore, CA, 93245
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Long Beach Long Beach City College
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA, 90808
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Los Angeles Los Angeles Harbor College
1111 Figueroa Place
Los Angeles, CA, 90744
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 91342
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90015
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Marysville Yuba College
2088 N Beale Rd
Marysville, CA, 95901
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Merced Merced College
3600 M St
Merced, CA, 95348
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Mission Viejo Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA, 92692
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Modesto Modesto Junior College
435 College Ave
Modesto, CA, 95350
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Monterey Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont St
Monterey, CA, 93940
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Norwalk Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA, 90650
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Oakland Laney College
900 Fallon St
Oakland, CA, 94607
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Oceanside MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA, 92056
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Oxnard Oxnard College
4000 S Rose Ave
Oxnard, CA, 93033
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Palm Desert College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Pasadena Pasadena City College
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA, 91106
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Pleasant Hill Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Rancho Cucamonga Chaffey College
5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91737
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Redding Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA, 96003
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Riverside Riverside Community College
4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA, 92506
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Sacramento American River College
4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA, 95841
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center
5451 Lemon Hill Ave
Sacramento, CA, 95824
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA, 95823
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
The Art Institute of California-Sacramento
2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100
Sacramento, CA, 95833
  • Bachelors in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in San Bernardino San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA, 92410
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire
630 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA, 92408
  • Bachelors in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in San Diego San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA, 92111
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
The Art Institute of California-San Diego
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA, 92108
  • Bachelors in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in San Francisco City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94112
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in San Jose San Jose City College
2100 Moorpark Ave
San Jose, CA, 95128
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in San Luis Obispo Cuesta College
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93403
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in San Marcos Palomar College
1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA, 92069
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in San Pablo Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA, 94806
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Santa Ana Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA, 92706
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
The Art Institute of California-Orange County
3601 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA, 92704
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Bachelors in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Santa Barbara Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA, 93109
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Santa Clara Mission College
3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA, 95054
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Santa Clarita College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA, 91355
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Santa Maria Allan Hancock College
800 S College Dr
Santa Maria, CA, 93454
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Santa Monica The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles
2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
  • Bachelors in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Sonora Columbia College
11600 Columbia College Dr
Sonora, CA, 95370
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in South Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe Community College
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Stockton San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA, 95207
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
Catering Schools in Sunnyvale The Art Institute of California
1120 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
  • Bachelors in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Ukiah Mendocino College
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA, 95482
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Victorville Victor Valley College
18422 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville, CA, 92395
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
  • Associates in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Visalia College of the Sequoias
915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA, 93277
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager
Catering Schools in Walnut Mt San Antonio College
1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA, 91789
  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Certification in Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management / Manager

Catering Salaries in California

City 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile 90th Percentile Average
Aptos $27,525.00 $31,500.00 $35,550.00 $40,470.00 $46,750.00 $36,430.00
Bakersfield $26,576.67 $30,340.00 $39,490.00 $44,303.33 $48,946.67 $39,163.33
Chula Vista $28,796.67 $32,616.67 $38,913.33 $46,096.67 $56,430.00 $40,626.67
Costa Mesa $28,650.00 $32,600.00 $38,656.67 $47,266.67 $56,296.67 $41,163.33
Cypress $28,650.00 $32,600.00 $38,656.67 $47,266.67 $56,296.67 $41,163.33
El Cajon $28,796.67 $32,616.67 $38,913.33 $46,096.67 $56,430.00 $40,626.67
Fresno $26,435.00 $29,065.00 $32,170.00 $35,705.00 $41,725.00 $33,300.00
Lemoore $25,700.00 $27,570.00 $30,180.00 $34,150.00 $42,220.00 $32,235.00
Marysville $25,610.00 $27,740.00 $30,700.00 $34,370.00 $40,905.00 $32,385.00
Merced $25,240.00 $26,630.00 $29,040.00 $34,305.00 $41,285.00 $31,640.00
Mission Viejo $28,650.00 $32,600.00 $38,656.67 $47,266.67 $56,296.67 $41,163.33
Modesto $27,456.67 $30,290.00 $34,536.67 $41,333.33 $53,283.33 $37,583.33
Monterey $28,213.33 $31,610.00 $37,326.67 $47,910.00 $60,853.33 $40,970.00
Oakland $28,540.00 $32,290.00 $38,923.33 $47,383.33 $59,360.00 $41,870.00
Oceanside $28,796.67 $32,616.67 $38,913.33 $46,096.67 $56,430.00 $40,626.67
Oxnard $26,723.33 $30,290.00 $37,796.67 $44,660.00 $59,116.67 $39,920.00
Palm Desert $25,920.00 $29,940.00 $35,643.33 $42,786.67 $52,126.67 $37,520.00
Pleasant Hill $28,540.00 $32,290.00 $38,923.33 $47,383.33 $59,360.00 $41,870.00
Rancho Cucamonga $25,920.00 $29,940.00 $35,643.33 $42,786.67 $52,126.67 $37,520.00
Redding $24,380.00 $26,485.00 $30,860.00 $37,065.00 $42,990.00 $32,555.00
Riverside $25,920.00 $29,940.00 $35,643.33 $42,786.67 $52,126.67 $37,520.00
Sacramento $29,090.00 $33,870.00 $39,410.00 $45,666.67 $53,493.33 $40,466.67
San Bernardino $25,920.00 $29,940.00 $35,643.33 $42,786.67 $52,126.67 $37,520.00
San Diego $28,796.67 $32,616.67 $38,913.33 $46,096.67 $56,430.00 $40,626.67
San Francisco $31,716.67 $36,453.33 $43,610.00 $53,546.67 $66,186.67 $46,276.67
San Jose $26,270.00 $32,593.33 $40,156.67 $49,306.67 $62,286.67 $42,240.00
San Luis Obispo $26,220.00 $29,075.00 $32,455.00 $37,640.00 $46,795.00 $34,750.00
San Marcos $28,796.67 $32,616.67 $38,913.33 $46,096.67 $56,430.00 $40,626.67
San Pablo $28,540.00 $32,290.00 $38,923.33 $47,383.33 $59,360.00 $41,870.00
Santa Ana $28,650.00 $32,600.00 $38,656.67 $47,266.67 $56,296.67 $41,163.33
Santa Barbara $28,993.33 $32,433.33 $36,573.33 $42,020.00 $50,123.33 $38,153.33
Santa Clara $26,270.00 $32,593.33 $40,156.67 $49,306.67 $62,286.67 $42,240.00
Santa Maria $28,993.33 $32,433.33 $36,573.33 $42,020.00 $50,123.33 $38,153.33
Santa Rosa $26,563.33 $31,820.00 $37,110.00 $54,076.67 $81,583.33 $45,860.00
Sonora $25,820.00 $27,370.00 $29,500.00 $32,535.00 $36,705.00 $30,575.00
South Lake Tahoe $29,090.00 $33,870.00 $39,410.00 $45,666.67 $53,493.33 $40,466.67
Stockton $27,813.33 $31,896.67 $36,960.00 $43,736.67 $52,373.33 $39,006.67
Sunnyvale $26,270.00 $32,593.33 $40,156.67 $49,306.67 $62,286.67 $42,240.00
Ukiah $24,145.00 $27,060.00 $30,790.00 $35,825.00 $42,655.00 $31,960.00
Victorville $25,920.00 $29,940.00 $35,643.33 $42,786.67 $52,126.67 $37,520.00
Visalia $24,025.00 $26,720.00 $30,525.00 $33,780.00 $37,240.00 $30,700.00

Catering Jobs in California

Catering Careers

ProfessionSkills RequiredDuties Performed
Food Service Manager
  • Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Programming: Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Record the number, type, and cost of items sold to determine which items may be unpopular or less profitable.
  • Maintain food and equipment inventories, and keep inventory records.
  • Test cooked food by tasting and smelling it to ensure palatability and flavor conformity.
Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Management of Financial Resources: Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • Hire, train, and supervise volunteers and support staff required for events.
  • Develop event topics and choose featured speakers.
  • Read trade publications, attend seminars, and consult with other meeting professionals to keep abreast of meeting management standards and trends.
Catering Server
  • Technology Design: Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  • Systems Analysis: Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Operation and Control: Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver meals to individuals with special dietary needs.
  • Request and record customer orders, and compute bills using cash registers, multicounting machines, or pencil and paper.
  • Serve food and beverages to guests at banquets or other social functions.

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