Food Management

The best restaurants, resorts, and dining services need excellent food service managers

Food service managers make sure the food is fresh, the glasses sparkle, and their customers are happy. If you have experience in food service and want to be ready for the next sweet opportunity that comes your way, we’ll help you get there.

The food management certificate program at Monroe Community College prepares you for exciting positions like these:

  • First line supervisor of food preparation and service
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Dining service supervisor
  • Restaurant manager (or assistant manager)

Become a Leader in the Kitchen, Dining Room, and the Business Office

Through a combination of classroom and hands-on food labs, you’ll learn skills in all areas of food service management. You’ll become a pro at different cooking techniques and safe food handling. You’ll also learn about current trends in food service and menu planning.

Practice the fundamentals of cooking in our professional kitchen, and learn these essential food management skills:

  • How to supervise employees in a hospitality environment
  • Basic accounting
  • Food purchasing
  • Food storage and handling

With the food management certificate from MCC, you’ll be ready to look for professional positions at employers like these:

  • Woodcliff Hotel & Spa
  • Rochester Riverside Convention Center
  • Sodexo Food Management
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Applebee’s

While you’re working or before you start your career, you may choose to transfer your food management certificate credits to MCC’s hospitality management associate degree program, and continue your studies.

To find out more about the food management certificate and all of our hospitality management programs, contact the admissions office at or (585) 292-2200.

Food Management

Certificate Program


School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: HM08

The Food Service Management Certificate program is designed for the student who has sufficient work experience in the production and service areas of the food industry and who would like to gain a deeper insight into food management areas for job enrichment, promotional consideration or possible future positions.
(Housed in the Hospitality Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Demonstrate the ability to apply proper food handling techniques.
2) Apply different cooking techniques and predict their outcome.
3) Discuss current trends in the food service industry from a menu planning perspective.
4) Assess the factors that influence healthy food choices throughout the life cycle.
5) Demonstrate the basic fundamentals of cooking in a professional kitchen.
6) Provide basic supervision of employees in the hospitality environment.
7) Demonstrate basic accounting skills.
8) Undertake basic activities associated with food purchasing, storage and handling in a hospitality environment

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