Food & Beverage Operations
A well-trained food and beverage manager combines their inherent creativity with an understanding of the business world to manage the customer side of a restaurant, bar, café, or other foodservice establishment. Learn how our Food and Beverage Operations Certificate program can help you to enhance your current career or prepare you for a new career in this diverse industry.
Enhance your Food & Beverage Operations skills
In this program, you can:
- Develop the skills needed to spot foodservice trends, recognize customer needs, manage personnel, and lead a front of house operation
- Study sanitation and safety, sustainable purchasing and cost control, management supervision and career development, menu management, hospitality information systems, and more
- Learn from instructors with first-hand experience working in the hospitality industry
As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to pursue entry-level positions in Food and Beverage Operations, including:
- Restaurant Supervisor/Manager
- Independent Operator
- Catering and Bar Manager
Our Career Services team can support you in preparing for and finding the career opportunity that’s right for you.
The courses in the Certificate in Food & Beverage Operations are designed to prepare you to pursue a career in your chosen field. All of our courses are built to engage and challenge you through text, video, animation, chat, and more, while also helping you learn relevant industry knowledge and skills.View course listing
The faculty members at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division are devoted to empowering you for your future career. Their guidance and mentorship can help you to focus your creative energy and vision toward the skills that matter most in your field—and, as an online student, you’ll be in constant contact with your instructors via email, video, phone, and even chat.
Food & Beverage Operations degree requirements
The prospective student must be a high school graduate with a minimum, final high school GPA of 1.5 or higher, or hold a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or associate's degree or higher as a prerequisite for admission.
Before you start your first course, you’re encouraged to complete an online orientation that introduces you to different features of the online classroom and prepares you for your role as an active learner in our online classes.
See the online classroom in action.
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Minimum Technology Requirements
- PC: Users should have systems with the following specifications: 1.3GHz or faster processor, Windows 7, 4 GB RAM, 20 GB available hard disk space recommended.
Web Browser Requirements
Windows Users: The two latest releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.
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- Color Flatbed Scanner
- Digital Camera