Food & Beverage Management

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Ready to join one of Nashville’s fastest-growing industries? With a certificate in food and beverage management from Nashville State, you will be ready for a management position in Nashville's in-demand restaurant and food service industry. Earn your certificate in one year or less.

Technical Certificate

Nashville State’s Food and Beverage Management technical certificate will prepare you for the job market in a wide variety of skills. Courses provide the fundamental skills in restaurant management, leadership and service required for a successful career in the restaurant and food service industry. All courses can be applied toward the Hospitality Management A.A.S. degree with a concentration in Food and Beverage Management.


1 year


About $4,557 total in tuition and fees.


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After Nashville State

You will be prepared for a career in a variety of settings such as restaurants, bars, hotels, or food service operations. Find a job as a Restaurant Manager, Food Purchasing Agent, or Food Service Director. Ask Career Services for help as you begin your search.


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Campus Availability: The majority of Hospitality courses are only offered on our Southeast campus, however some may be available online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.

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Why Choose a Career in Hospitality

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Are you ready for a career in Hospitality? Start at Nashville State Community College. You'll get a solid foundation in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts. If you like people and have good problem-solving skills, these degree and certificate programs are the way to launch into a new career or reinforce skills of your current one. The Nashville and Middle Tennessee hotel and restaurant industries are booming, and you deserve to be a valuable part of them!

An ACBSP Accredited Program

The Food and Beverage Management technical certificate program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Get an education certified by a nationally recognized organization.


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Join the Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society

Food and beverage management students are eligible for membership in Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) which is an international honor society established by the ACBSP. KBD encourages and recognizes scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, and administration pursuing associate degrees.  

 Be encouraged as we promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Boost your résumé, enhance your education, and join KBD. 


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Karen Stevenson

Dean of School of Business and Professional Studies

Room C-237, White Bridge Campus


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Thomas Druffel

Director, Hospitality