The Food and Beverage Management Department

The Food and Beverage Management Program prepares students for managerial employment within the Food and Beverage Industry. Students completing these degrees and certificates are qualified to manage food service operations in commercial establishments, such as restaurants, hotels, event spaces, catering facilities, and food services within institutional facilities such as colleges, universities, and hospitals. Each program offers a varied curriculum focusing on food and beverage management, dining room service, bar management, sustainable food systems, food recovery, and catering. Students will acquire an in-depth comprehension of the principles and most effective techniques involved in overseeing food and beverage operations, from the kitchen to the dining room.


Our program aims to equip students with the necessary skills to become leaders in different areas of the food and beverage industry, such as restaurants, hotels, resorts, catering companies, and event management. We focus on cultivating professionals who have a comprehensive knowledge of culinary arts, business management, and the ability to create outstanding dining experiences.


Our program for food and beverage management is dedicated to being a top source of thorough education and training for those in this field. We aim to cultivate professionals who possess the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the challenging food and beverage industry.


Our food and beverage management program is committed to excellence in all areas. We strive to provide a relevant and industry-aligned curriculum that meets the needs of our students and the industry. We encourage professionalism and ethical conduct among our students, faculty, and staff. Our program provides practical, hands-on experience and exposure to real-world scenarios, working with industry partners to remain up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies. We aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to implement sustainable practices in their future careers, contributing to a more responsible food and beverage industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Prepare students for operational and managerial capabilities needed to advance within the food and beverage industry while upholding industry standards. 

Certificates and Degrees

  • Bar and Beverage Management, Certificate of Achievement
  • Food and Beverage Management, Certificate of Achievement
  • Food and Beverage Management, Advanced, Certificate of Achievement
  • Food and Beverage Management, Advanced, Associate in Science Degree

Upcoming Certificates and Degrees

  • Sustainable Food Management, Certificate of Achievement
  • Bar and Beverage, Advanced, Certificate of Achievement
  • Bar and Beverage, Advanced, Associate in Science Degree

Collaboration and Sustainability within the Program

Classroom studies are reinforced with practical experience in the Captain's Table Restaurant, the Food Repurposing Kitchen, sustainable agriculture partnership with the Horticulture and Marine Science departments, and organic waste management through composting.

Employment Opportunities

Food and Beverage

  • Food and Beverage Manager/Director
  • General/Assistant General Manager
  • Restaurant/Kitchen Manager
  • Executive/Sous Chef
  • Catering and Banquet Manager
  • Maître d’/Maître d’Hotel
  • Event Planner
  • Food and Beverage Cost Controller

Bar and Beverage

  • Bar Manager
  • Bartender
  • Mixologist
  • Sommelier
  • Cicerone
  • Beverage Sales and Marketing
  • Beverage Distributor