Food & Beverage Management


Consumer Services, Hospitality & Tourism:


The Food & Beverage Management program provides students with the basics of food prep and hospitality service. Students gain hands-on experience making soups, stocks, and sauces; preparing meat, poultry and seafood; and many other aspects of cooking.


Students also learn about safety, sanitation and knife handling skills. Part of the course focuses on nutritional science and multi-cultural cuisine. The program offers several field trips to food-related venues. It is a great stepping stone for those interested in the hospitality industry as a career or a part-time job.


Is It the Right Fit for Me?

Culinary careers are a great fit for a variety of personality types and interests. Food preparation roles require high standards of cleanliness and consistency, creativity, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Customer service skills and the ability to work with / manage different types of people is also important. Many careers in the field require evening/night and weekend hours.

Careers in the Field

Careers in the field include:

  • Cook (line, prep, short order, etc.)
  • Chef (sous, head, executive, etc.)
  • Specialty chefs (pastry, sause, grill, etc.)
  • Catering
  • Butcher
  • Sommelier
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Product / Recipe Development
  • Food Stylist
  • Food Writer
  • Specialty Food Retail

These are just a few examples! Discuss additional career paths with your School Counselor or CCTC's Counselor.

Course Descriptions

CTE Completer Requirements:  Complete the sequence of courses below AND complete Serve Safe and Prostart assessments


Articulation Agreements: Various national partnerships (discuss with your Guidance Counselor)

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