Open the door to a career in food and beverage management with an associate degree.

Careers in food service management are challenging, satisfying, and in high demand. We can help you start a career in this exciting field.

Our associate degree program in food and beverage management is offered through the Culinary Institute of Michigan, located in Port Huron and Muskegon. Each campus gives you the chance to learn all about food and beverage management in a cutting-edge facility specifically designed for culinary arts students.

Over the course of this program, you’ll combine classroom learning, hands-on training in our labs, and cooperative work experience to gain a basic understanding of the skills it takes to successfully manage a restaurant or other food service operation.

You’ll be taking classes led by working professionals with years of experience in the food service industry. Our instructors are focused on helping you learn the practical skills to help you succeed on the job. We keep class sizes small, so you’ll be able to get all the individual attention you need.

After completing this program, you’ll be able to start a career in an entry-level position such as assistant manager, assistant chef, catering and event salesperson, or assistant dining room manager. With food service managers in such high demand, an associate degree can easily help create many opportunities for you to advance throughout your career.


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Associate of Applied Science - Food and Beverage Management

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Median salary for Food and Beverage Directors

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