Food Service Management
What will you learn?
The Foodservice Management Program prepare students for culinary arts and entry-level management positions in the diverse field of foodservice including restaurants, clubs, institutions and other managed services. Students will gain first-hand industry experience, an understanding of professional development in the industry, and the ability to undertake a teamwork-based business approach to identify, define, respond to and evaluate problems and resolutions in various foodservice industry situations.
Upon graduating from this program, students will be able to:
- Use a hands-on approach to identify, define and appropriately handle a vase variety of food product and equipment used in the commercial kitchen, dining room and bakeshop
- Understand current industry standards as well as legal and ethical issues involved in the safe handling and service of food and beverages
- Use generic business skills as well as functionally-based hospitality industry skills to define relationships between situations and understand professional terminology and concepts within the industry
- Use mathematics and a business-oriented approach to identify, define, respond to and evaluate problems in reaching resolutions to global hospitality industry problems
- Understand the current ethical, social, and nutritional issues in the hospitality industry
- Communicate effectively with colleagues and customers using a variety of information resources
- Work effectively in an organization and as a member of a team
What will you do?
Transfer to a four-year college or university, or enter the workforce! Job and career options include:
- Food & Beverage Management
- Banquet & Catering Management
- Corporate & Event Planning
- Food Service Production
67 total credits
20 credits General Education Requirements + 47 credits Program Requirements
Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.
General Education Requirements
Students must pass the NRAEF ServSafe exam in order to complete the requirements for attaining the certificate. CUL 111 may be waived in lieu of an earned and valid ServSafe Certificate.
Students who intend to transfer should look at the following option: B051 Hospitality Management Transfer. The hospitality transfer option is a MassTransfer degree intended for UMass (2.7 GPA required) and other state schools, and is also the best option for transferability to other four-year programs.