Forum: Season work for young people in the tourism industry: pros and cons

  • You are invited to interview someone from the HORECA industry and post your interview in your online learning diary.

    What is the meaning of the HORECA abbreviation?

    HORECA is the name of a foodservice industry sector. It is an abbreviation of the keywords which characterize this industry (Hotels-Restaurants-Café). The word was invented in Holland and is currently widely used in some European countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.

    HORECA includes all food services like catering, bars, coffee shops, café, restaurants, fast food, and other related industries. But this term does not apply to the food products retail, such as supermarkets.

    In the UK, there is a similar industry called Catering and hospitality, but it is not an exact equivalent.

    In the USA, such a term in most cases is called the Restaurant industry. Other names such as Foodservice outlets, Hotel, and catering industry are also used.

    In Australia, it is called the Restaurant and catering industry or Restaurant sector.