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Food Service Management

​​The Food Service Management program at Orange Coast College provides a varied curriculum.
All classroom studies are reinforced with hands-on opportunities in the Captain's Table Restaurant and the Instructional Food Services Cafeteria.
Students who complete the Catering certificate will be trained to operate a catering business, whether it is a business conducted on premises or off premises. Those enrolling in this program will learn about organization and management, menu pricing, selling, advertising and promotion, and preparing and serving food, as well as cost accountability, a most important factor in operating a catering service successfully. Students will be employable in the catering departments of hotels and restaurants and will be knowledgeable enough to reasonably decide about opening their own catering business. Opportunities for employment in this field are excellent.
Students completing this certificate are qualified to manage food service operations in commercial establishments, such as restaurants and hotels. Restaurant management is an attractive profession which has been described a number of ways by those who are active in it, including such accolades as glamorous, well-paying, creative, challenging, and filled with excitement. One employment estimate shows a need for more than 250,000 additional employees annually. The future of restaurant management holds promise for individuals willing to devote their talents to this lively career.
Students completing this degree are qualified to manage food service operations in commercial establishments, such as restaurants and hotels. Restaurant management is an attractive profession which has been described a number of ways by those who are active in it, including such accolades as glamorous, well-paying, creative, challenging, and filled with excitement. One employment estimate shows a need for more than 250,000 additional employees annually. The future of restaurant management holds promise for individuals willing to devote their talents to this lively career.