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Hospitality: Skills and Qualifications

A basic three-year degree in hotel management is a pre-requisite to break into the hospitality industry and get suitable placements.Training and Institutes

india Updated: Mar 09, 2008 00:49 IST

Skills:

- Dedication and passion. You have to be committed to reach the top
- Being business savvy and understanding the fundamentals that go into managing a restaurant is crucial.
- Having good people skills and patience are essential to deal with customers and their individual needs. A gregarious host ensures that guests are well taken care of.
- Experience is a poor substitute for enthusiasm. A smiling disposition, good communication skills, and energy are necessary talents to get hired.

Qualifications

A basic three-year degree in hotel management is a pre-requisite to break into the hospitality industry and get suitable placements.

While studying hotel management every student undergoes industry training at hotels and kitchens. During the industry stint many five star hotels offer the capable candidates further training at their private institutes equipping them with postgraduate training.

For the aspiring entrepreneurs a formal training in hotel management and catering is necessary. Shorter courses in catering and hotel management are sufficient to provide the necessary skills.