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Sharpen your natural talents to handle anything thrown at you—sometimes literally—in the fast-paced and fun career of Food and Beverage Management.

You’ll be prepared for a successful career as a restaurant manager, food service supervisor, catering manager or any other role in the hospitality industry.

What Will I Learn in JCCC's Food and Beverage Management Program?

At Johnson County Community College, Food and Beverage Management is a degree path in our Hospitality Management program. Throughout our Food and Beverage Management courses, you will gain valuable skills for an active work environment.

In 68 credit hours, you’ll learn:

  • Techniques to successfully supervise a team and manage human resources
  • Accounting strategies, operational cost control, and profitability for the hospitality industry
  • Laws and regulations related to running a safe and sanitary foodservice operation
  • Procurement, purchasing and inventory controls
  • Foodservice design including equipment location, electrical, water and refrigeration needs, waste disposal, energy management and sustainability
  • Strong skills in professional cooking, baking and food preparation
  • Nutrition and healthy meal planning
  • Marketing and menu design

You can also choose from various electives, including nutrition therapy, catering, and Spanish for hospitality management.

After completing four semesters of coursework, you will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Food and Beverage Management. With this degree, you’ll be ready for an entry-level supervisory or manager position.

[Catalog] Food and Beverage Management, AAS

[Catalog] All Hospitality Management courses

Why JCCC's Food and Beverage Management Program?

JCCC’s Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Program is the best in the area. JCCC’s Food and Beverage Management program is a comprehensive study of the foodservice and public lodging industries and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. We offer many benefits, so let’s take a look at some of the things we can offer you!

Courses Taught by Industry Professionals

All of our Food and Beverage Management courses are led by instructors with extensive experience in the hospitality and service industry. These individuals stay up to date on industry trends and bring their real-world experience into the classroom. Each class at JCCC is small, with only 20 to 25 students, which allows for a more personalized experience.

Hospitality Management Advisory Board

You will be able to network with the industry’s best. The Hospitality Management Advisory Board is made up of experts in the field who can give you advice and guidance throughout your time at JCCC and beyond. You’ll be prepared to enter the workforce with the help of these qualified individuals.

Real-World Learning Opportunities

The Food and Beverage Management courses allow you to gain hands-on experience on location. You will learn about the multiple facets of the industry from seasoned professionals. The program requires an internship with a local business to gain real-world experience while earning credits toward your degree.

You can also take advantage of the opportunity to travel abroad to learn about Food and Beverage Management in other countries.

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As the foodservice industry continues to grow, so does the opportunity for career success. With an Associate of Applied Science degree in Food and Beverage Management, you will be well prepared for an exciting career as a:

  • Foodservice director, supervisor or manager
  • Manager or general manager of a restaurant
  • Kitchen, catering or banquet manager
  • Food and beverage manager or director

If you choose to continue your education at a four-year school, an academic counselor can help you explore transfer options. JCCC is fully accredited, and many credits earned here will transfer to four-year programs, including all Kansas public institutions.

The U.S. Department of Labor compiles statistics on careers involving food and beverage management. You'll find information specifically related to careers in Kansas, such as salary information and job prospects.

Find employment projections and salary information at the Power BI Post Graduate Report.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.