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What will I learn?

Sharpen your natural talents to handle anything thrown at you—sometimes literally—in this fast-paced and fun career where every day brings something new.

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 food service operation.
  • Procurement, purchasing and inventory controls.
  • Food service 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 will leave with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Food and Beverage Management, ready for an entry-level supervisory or manager position.


Our instructors stay on top of trends and bring that knowledge into the classroom. You’ll take what you’re taught into the field to gain real-world experience.

Classes are small, usually 20 to 25 students, which gives you more one-on-one time with your instructors. We offer an active job board for JCCC students as well as our Career Pathways program for high school students to gain a head start on college courses.

Our Hospitality Management Advisory Board provides expert advice on a variety of issues to ensure that students earning degrees or certificates from JCCC are prepared to enter the workforce and become immediately productive.

Many courses require hands-on experience at real locations. You will learn about the multiple facets of the industry from seasoned professionals. 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.

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With an Associate of Applied Science degree in food and beverage management, you will be well prepared for an exciting career as a:

  • food service director, supervisor or manager
  • manager or general manager of a restaurant
  • kitchen, catering or banquet manager
  • food and beverage manager or director

Or continue your education at a four-year school, such as Ottawa University’s Bachelor’s Degree in Management with an emphasis in food and beverage management. JCCC is fully accredited by the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers, which means many credits earned here will transfer to four-year programs, including all Kansas public institutions.

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

Download the Food and Beverage Management Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

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

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.