The catering industry in Hertfordshire offers a wide variety of different fields, including employment in events such as weddings and funerals to providing to businesses and education facilities, and even railway lines thanks to its commuter belt location.
The county of Hertfordshire has convenient close links with London and so employment opportunities within catering and hospitality recruitment agencies benefit from its geography; with the likes of Elstree and Leavesden Studios bringing a host of TV and films to be made in the area, as well as many landmarks and tourism spots.
Recruitment agencies feature jobs for staff in the district's largest towns, including Stevenage, Letchworth, Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Rickmansworth. Staff in the catering sector are needed at the county's plentiful company headquarters, such as Tesco in Cheshunt, JD Wetherspoon in Watford and grocery trader Ocado in Hatfield.
Workers are offered employment in this field on a full-time, part-time or temporary basis, which is popular when particular events are taking place, such as music festivals at Knebworth House or when some 2012 Olympic Games events took place in Waltham Cross.
Salaries vary depending upon the job type of employment within the industry, from chefs and managers earning up to £25-30,000 and catering and bar staff earning about £6-8 an hour. Workers can find jobs in the public sector as well as private.