Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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Food Service Retail Management

This economical, practical certificate program prepares you with the skills to enter the food service industry as a manager.  Over the course of the program, you will learn classical culinary techniques, nutrition, safety and sanitation, food origin and history, molecular gastronomy, and culinary artistry.  You will assist in the maintenance of a functional retail operation and become exposed to front and back of the house leadership activities, critical thinking, customer service, and human relations.

What are my career options?

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take on front and back of house operations and management positions within the industry.  If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, completing a business plan within the program will prepare you to launch your own food service empire.

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