Become Career Ready with a Food Service Retail Management Certificate

The Food Service Retail Management certificate helps students seek a meaningful career in management in the food service, tourism, and hospitality industry.

Blue Ridge CTC’s Food Service Retail Management certificate offers students practical and academic training to learn cooking techniques and leadership skills required in the culinary profession.

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Why Earn a Food Service Retail Management Certificate?

This Food Service Retail Management program offers a blend of foundational culinary theories and practices required when moving into the culinary workforce. The degree allows students to:

    • Learn the latest cooking methods through practical lab experiences.
    • Understand the concepts of food safety, sanitation, food costing, human relations, and much more.
    • Prepare for managerial job roles in the food service industry.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree.


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This program enables students to understand sanitation and nutrition standards, develop strong culinary techniques and develop leadership qualities.

Interested in managerial roles within the food service industry? The Food Service Retail Management certificate equips students with in-demand cooking techniques, teaches key concepts related to human relations, highlights how to ensure product efficiency, and demonstrates how to control food costs.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With the Food Service Retail Management certificate, students experience hands-on instructions in a state-of-the-art culinary lab. Our Faculty are highly trained and bring years of experience into the classroom.

Students learn core concepts in food service retail management such as introduction to business, principles of management, stocks, soups and sauces, inventory and purchasing, cooking fundamentals, and much more. The Blue Ridge CTC Food Service Retail Management certificate program allows students to:

    • Identify procedures and techniques to control food costs.
    • Learn effective communication and team-building skills.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills in both the front and back of the house operations.
    • Prepare a small business plan for smooth food service operations.

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Here is what the learners have to share about their experiences after completing Blue Ridge CTC Food Service Retail Management certification program.

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With a one-year economical, flexible food service management certificate program in West Virginia, students gain foundation knowledge to seek entry in the food service, hospitality, and tourism industry in the local economy.

The Blue Ridge CTC Food Service Retail Management Program develops real-world skills through hands-on training and expert guidance from highly trained faculty.

With our Food Service and Retail Management certificate program, students learn core concepts and theories to become successful in the food service management field.

Our food service management program develops real-life skills to learn and implement cooking techniques, develop human relations, explore leadership qualities, ensure product efficiency, and control food costs.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.
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