Obtaining professional accreditation as a restaurateur or caterer/banquet organiser

Summary

Any small or medium-sized enterprise with its registered office in the Walloon Region that wishes to carry out the regulated activity of restaurant management or catering/banquet organisation must prove that it has the professional competence to carry out this activity at an Enterprise Counter.

Professional competence in restaurant management or catering/banquet organisation must be provided by a person within the SME.

Professional competence in restaurant management or catering/banquet organisation can be proven by means of a diploma, professional experience or a certificate from the Central Examinations Board.

In detail

Target audience – details

Professional accreditation as a restaurateur or caterer/banquet organiser is intended for people who wish to bring the professional skills associated with restaurant management or catering/banquet organisation to a small or medium-sized enterprise carrying out this regulated activity.

The SMEs concerned may be incorporated as natural or legal persons.

Conditions

Professional competence as a restaurateur or caterer/banquet organiser can be proven:

  • by a diploma (minimum level required: 4th year of secondary education) or vocational training qualification (apprenticeship or business owner);
  • by professional experience of 5 years in the last 10 years;
  • or by a certificate from the Central Examinations Board.
Benefits

If professional accreditation as a restaurateur or caterer/banquet organiser is obtained, the small or medium-sized enterprise may carry out the regulated activity of restaurant management or catering/banquet organisation (subject to further administrative formalities).

Procedure

To obtain professional accreditation as a restaurateur or caterer/banquet organiser, the small or medium-sized enterprise must prove that it has professional competence as a restaurateur or caterer/banquet organiser at an Enterprise Counter.

Remedies:

If accreditation is refused, the applicant may lodge an appeal with the Conseil d’Etablissement – Place de la Wallonie 1, 5100 Jambes – within 30 days of the Enterprise Counter’s refusal decision becoming known to the applicant.

If the Education Board confirms the Enterprise Counter’s refusal decision, the applicant may lodge an appeal with the Council of State within 60 days of the Education Board’s refusal decision becoming known to the applicant.

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Process n° : 146073
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