HADM 4340: Catering and Special Events Management

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Prerequisite: HADM 2360.


  • Michael Kingra (mrk248) - Fall 2023


The catering and special events industries are among the fastest-growing segments within the hospitality industry. This course focuses on off-premise and on-premise catering for social and business functions and the management of large-scale independent events, such as sporting events, artistic performances, and product launches. Topics include organizational structure, legal aspects of catering and special events management, product and service development, marketing and sales, catered function and special event planning and execution, staff recruitment and training, post-event analysis, and financial success of catering.