Food Service Manager

Food service managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.  They monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving, and building maintenance in lodging and dining facilities.  Additionally, the monitoring of food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner are among their other duties.

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How to begin your career path at Jefferson:

Jefferson Community College can help link you to a career in food service management through its Associate of Applied Science degree in Hospitality & Tourism-Culinary Concentration.  This concentration will prepare students for employment in the second largest job market in the country.  The food service industry has a dynamic and challenging array of employment opportunities.  The culinary arts coursework in our program will prepare you for a rewarding and satisfying career.  Culinary arts students will work in our hospitality facilities to prepare a variety of dinner events and luncheons.  Visiting chefs and winemakers are regular guest lecturers in our kitchen and dining room.  This degree also offers a Hotel/Restaurant Management Concentration.  See our Hospitality & Tourism web pages to see examples of jobs available in both Concentrations. 

As a graduate of Jefferson, you will also have many transfer opportunities to consider and be able to choose from a wide variety of colleges and universities to pursue your baccalaureate degree. Jefferson has partnered with some selected colleges and universities to develop agreements that help students transfer smoothly, among them being Franklin University and Paul Smith’s College.  Other popular transfer colleges include RIT and Johnson & Wales University.  Students should work closely with their faculty advisor and transfer/career counselors in course selection and planning for furthering their education in this field.

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  • Michael Fedora
     Overall management of the restaurant and staff, specifically the kitchen. Responsibilities entai
  • Michele Price
    I oversee all aspects of the Foodservice Department.  This includes our cash operation, campus ca