Food and Beverage Management

Certificate of Specialization (CS)

Your passion: Turn you passion for food and serving others into a career.

Stackable Credits: Earn a Certificate of Specialization that can apply towards an AAS degree.

Jobs: Top four employing industry in the St. Louis Region.

divider-stlcc-advantageThree Semesters: The Food and Beverage Management Certificate of Specialization is a three-semester program (25 credit hours) in which you will master the basics of the profession.

Career Boost: This program is designed for those already in the profession at the entry level. It’s also appropriate for people entering the field for the first time, and those starting a second career.

Stackable: Credits earned as part of STLCC’s Food and Beverage certificate can later apply towards an Associate in Applied Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism.

Convenience: Study while you work – most classes are offered online, and evening classes are also available.

Like Variety? No day is ever the same in Food and Beverage management. Each day offers exciting challenges aimed at meeting the needs of your guests.

Affordability: STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than may proprietary schools and four-year institutions. Compare for yourself, and see.

More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to questions. Click Here

  • Hotels
  • Cruise Lines
  • Associations
  • Casinos
  • Resorts
  • Catering Companies
  • Restaurants
  • Country Clubs

Companies that have hired STLCC grads:
Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Drury, Hampton Inn, Sheraton, Six Flags, St. Louis Bread Company, Bush Stadium, Ballpark Village, America Center, Scottrade Center, Schlafly, Nappoli Restaurants, Missouri Athletic Club

Job Resources

  • For information on the job outlook, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
  • To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
  • We post jobs on our own job board at the Forest Park campus.
  • Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis, Inc. is a non-profit organization of culinary professionals dedicated to furthering education, certification and camaraderie within the culinary community. They offer a number of resources including a job bank.
  • The Missouri Restaurant Association showcases locally owned, independent restaurants.
  • Enjoy a Local Restaurant showcases locally owned, independent restaurants.
Gainful Employment Data (CS)

  • STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than other institutions.
  • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
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divider-facultyJeffery P. Ivory M.Ed., CHE
Program Coordinator
Phone: 314-644-9764


This course of study is designed for students seeking entry-level positions in the restaurant or hotel industry in the area of food & beverage management. The program provides the student with the required skills and knowledge to form a solid foundation to join the food & beverage industry. Areas of career opportunity for students completing this certificate include restaurant operations, hotel food & beverage operations, catering operations.

Food and Beverage Management (CS)

Certificate of Specialization
Program total 25 credits
Core Courses 13 credits
HTM:100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
HTM:105 Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry 1
HTM:115 Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations 3
HTM:120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry 3
HTM:205 Legal Aspect of Hospitality 3
Focus Courses 12 credits
CUL:101 Safety and Sanitation 1
HTM:200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry 3
HTM:210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control 3
HTM:230 Bar and Beverage Management 3
HTM:240 Workplace Learning: Hospitality 2

We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. Click Here

Related Program
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts
Hotel Management



The Food and Beverage Management program is offered at our Forest Park campus.


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