Faculty

Chair of Hospitality Programs
Professor of Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, and Culinary Arts

Phone: 812-888-5741
prichardson@vinu.edu

Restaurant and Food Service Management

Diverse career and employment opportunities in restaurant management include working in hospitals, school corporations, catering firms, corporate cafeterias, hotels and all sorts of restaurants from fast food, trendy chain, or fine dining. Wherever there are people, there are restaurants! People must eat and today's population contains many people who prefer dining out, rather than gathering groceries and preparing meals at home.

 

Restaurant and Food Service Management 7750, A.S. Career/Tech, A.S. Transfer

An associate degree in restaurant management prepares you for management trainee programs in the fast food industry and other casual dining chain or corporate concepts such as Olive Garden, Applebee's, or Red Lobster. Courses you will take include food operations, banquet and catering management, purchasing, cost controls, and food service sanitation.

This curriculum offers prospective hospitality managers a comprehensive program of study in sound management practices directed toward the restaurant, food service, and institutional food service industry. Emphasis is given to the hospitality industry’s communications, personnel management, production, cost controls, equipment and management of the perishable commodity.

Course Catalog A.S. Career/Tech

Course Catalog A.S. Transfer

 

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

Employment