You're ready to launch your own catering business. Or maybe you’re eager to move into restaurant management and make more money. In either case, OCC Career Advantage has restaurant management programs that will help you reach your goals. Earn a certificate or an associate degree that will give you the skills you need for a supervisory or management role in food service operations at restaurants or catering businesses. If you’re ready to move ahead in management or ready to launch your own successful catering business, you can take the next step at OCC. Read on to learn more about your options.

A sampling of courses for these careers

  • Nutrition
  • Food Production Management
  • Catering
  • Dining Room Management
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Pantry

Did you know?

Many employees in this sector have built career pathways from entry-level jobs to higher-paying positions: 80 percent of restaurant owners and 90 percent of
restaurant managers report their first job in the industry was an entry-level position, according to the Association for Career and Technical Education.

Program Details

Complete one of our certificate programs, and you'll be well-prepared to enter a career in food service management.

Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.

View all program details in course catalog

Bar and Beverage Management

Explores the essential management and service aspects of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with an emphasis on wine, beer, and spirits while providing the knowledge necessary for building and sustaining a profitable beverage program

Food and Beverage Management

Prepare for an entry-level position as a food service supervisor managing food service operations in commercial establishments, such as restaurants and hotels. Courses cover a variety of subjects, including food preparation, hospitality, sanitation, management, accounting and nutrition.

Food and Beverage Management, Advanced

Prepare students for managerial employment within the food & beverage industry.

View program detail in course catalog.

Food and Beverage Management, Advanced

Prepare for an entry-level position as a food service supervisor in a commercial setting, such as restaurants and hotels. The associate degree is designed to meet the needs of the local hospitality and food service industry. Completion of the Restaurant Supervision Certificate of Achievement is a prerequisite for this program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

Our Team

Katie Ottoson
Katie Ottoson, M.S.
Counselor, CTE and
Career Services
Andrea Lane
Andrea Lane
Counselor, Hospitality