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Food & Beverage Management

Any student enrolled in the Hospitality Management program can choose a concentration in Restaurant Management. Food and beverage management courses take the holistic management practices developed in general education classes and apply them to the worlds of foodservice, bar management, restaurant management and more.

Students will learn how to turn a profit while developing food and beverage options. This concentration delves into issues of food quality, production, acquisition and menu optimization. Get prepared to run the front of the house, the bar or your entire restaurant with a concentration in Restaurant Management.

Sample courses include:


This course details the quality and explores the usage of several key food and beverage products. Learn the basic procedures necessary to purchase, receive, store and issue food and beverage items.


In preparation for the Chicago and Illinois Sanitation Exam, students examine food preparation and serving, food contamination, pest management, food-borne illnesses and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). Students receive an official sanitation certification upon successful completion.

The Art of Dining

This course examines what makes a dining experience superb and memorable. Discover concrete steps for a good impression and intangible differences that can leave your customers happy. Topics include lighting, greenery, uniforms, background music, china, glass, silver and more.

Introduction to Beers, Wines and Spirits

Learn the fermentation, distillation and production method for a wide variety of spirits and alcoholic beverages. Learn the most popular and enduring beers and wines associated with food and beverage management. Discover methods on determining varieties of drinks based on taste, and study the proper method of serving alcoholic beverages.

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