Food and Beverage Management

Food and Beverage Management is a part of the hospitality industry with a heavy focus on health and safety as well as creativity.

What does it mean to work in Hospitality and tourism?

It means being part of something big. Hospitality and tourism is one of the largest industries in New Orleans and as the industry continues to grow, so do the job opportunities. Learn about what it takes to get started in each career pathway and the educational options available. Because in this industry, you can turn any job into a career.

Do You like To:

  • Prepare/Cook Food and Create New Recipes
  • Talk to People
  • Work with Numbers
  • Work in a Fast Paced Environment
  • Manage Inventory and Supplies
  • Create Memorable Experiences
  • Be Part of a Team

Do You Have:

  • A Positive Attitude
  • Strong Guest Service Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Good Organization Skills
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Budget Skills
  • Management Skills


Workforce Development

Café Reconcile (ages 16 – 22)
Liberty Kitchen (ages 16 – 24)
Café Hope (ages 17 – 24)
Job1 Business and Career Solutions
Goodwill Industries of Southeast Louisiana
Strive NOLA Job Readiness Training Program
Urban League of Louisiana
Total Community Action, Inc.

2-Year Degree

Delgado Community College
Culinary Arts
Hospitality Program: Restaurant Management, Catering Management, or Beverage Management
Nunez Community College
Culinary Arts
Culinary Entrepreneurship
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

4-year Degree

Nicholls State University

Chef John Folse Culinary Institute

Louisiana Culinary Institute (Baton Rouge)

University of New Orleans

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

Advanced Degree

University of New Orleans

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration


New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute 

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)

Certified Guest Service Professional
Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional
Certified Restaurant Server
Certified Hospitality Supervisor
Certified Hospitality Department Trainer
Certified Hospitality Sales Professional
Certified Hospitality Food & Beverage Executive

ManageFirst Professional® by the National Restaurant Association (NRA)

ServSafe Food Handler
ServSafe Alcohol
Hospitality Human Resources Management & Supervision
Hospitality & Restaurant Management
Food & Beverage Management
Controlling Food Services Costs
Bar and Beverage Management
Hospitality & Restaurant Marketing

Career Pathway

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Food & Beverage Career Pathway

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