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.


One year


About $4,688 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!

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Credit for What You Know

You may be eligible to earn college credit based on the experience you already have. This experience could come from your job, the military, and more.


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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