Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager Major

This is a major/degree program that prepares individuals to serve food to customers in formal or informal settings.

Includes instruction in the nutritional, sensory, and functional properties of food and its ingredients; food services principles; table and counter services; dining room operations and procedures; service personnel supervision and management; communication skills; business math; safety; and sanitation.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager Major?

If you choose to pursue a career in Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager, you most likely will work full time in restaurants ranging from fast-food to fine dining, and depending on the establishment, evening, weekend, and holiday work can be common.  Careers typically range from entry-level where you likely will find yourself at the food service and waiter/waitress level, to managers where you may work coordinating the activities of the kitchen and dining room staff to ensure that customers are served properly and in a timely manner.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

 

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