1. In general, you usually need a high school diploma and previous experience in your area of work.
2. To be a food service supervisor, you need a college diploma in food service administration, hotel and restaurant management or a related field, or several years' experience in food preparation/service.
3. To be an executive housekeeper, you usually need a college diploma or university degree in hospital or hotel management or business administration. You may substitute extensive experience as a cleaning supervisor for educational requirements.
4. Many recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.