Hospitality: Food and Beverage Management

Two bartenders mixing drinks while interacting with patrons at the bar.

Share your passion for fine dining and refreshments by working in the food and beverage industry. Prepare for a career in hospitality, running a restaurant, and starting your own food service business in a hands-on learning environment.

Career Outlook: Food Service Management

Create satisfying dining experiences for guests by directing the daily operations of a food and beverage business. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 15% growth in food service management careers by 2030, which is much faster than the average workforce growth rate. The median annual wage for food service managers was $59,440 in May 2021.

FLCC Alumnus Ryan Burgess, class of 2019.

"I learned a lot about running a restaurant in our culinary classes. Practicing cooking techniques, learning recipes and cooking styles, and having someone there to watch me and come over and help me was really rewarding. I never made homemade pasta before studying at FLCC. And now I can use that knowledge of food to talk with chefs and other people in the restaurant business."

— Ryan Burgess, '19

Food and Beverage Management Programs

A.A.S. Hospitality: Food and Beverage Management

This program combines 600 hours of professional work experience with courses in culinary arts, food service and beverage fundamentals, hospitality law, accounting, and management. An A.A.S. degree in hospitality is ideal for first-time students and those interested in transferring to a four-year institution. You'll also have time to enjoy college athletics, participate in student life activities, and take general education credits.

A.A.S. Program Overview

Hospitality: Food and Beverage Management Certificate

Earn 300 hours of professional work experience while taking essential courses in food service, hospitality, and culinary arts. This certificate is ideal for entry-level hospitality workers seeking career advancement and adult learners interested in changing their occupation. Program requirements focus entirely on industry skills and knowledge, so you can join the workforce quickly.

Certificate Program Overview

Study Hospitality in One of New York's Premier Tourist Regions

The Finger Lakes is home to over 130 wineries, hundreds of fine dining restaurants, and many scenic resorts. Make FLCC your one-stop destination for all your hospitality career goals. Learn from our network of regional experts. Gain hands-on work experience through internships, industry speaker events, and access to tourist and culinary destinations.