Earn your Associates Degree in Food Service Entrepreneurship and Hospitality at Missoula College

The food service entrepreneurship and hospitality industry is diverse, dynamic and quickly growing. This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree combines theory, practical training and industry experience to prepare students for entry-level and management positions. It continues and expands on the principles taught in the Culinary Arts certificate program, covering such technical subject areas as basic patisserie, cost control, dining room service, a la carte stations and menu planning.


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Other Food Service Degree Options at Missoula College

Culinary Arts Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)

What Can You do with a Degree in Food Service Entrepreneurship and Hospitality?

This degree can prepare students to create business plans, develop profitable food service concepts and market restaurant ventures to target audiences. Many courses emphasize hospitality management, sanitation and safety, food production and menu planning. Classes also help students learn to manage restaurant and bar issues concerning operations and staffing. Graduates may work in a variety of settings, including casual dining restaurants, hotel bars and restaurants, fast-food restaurants, school cafeterias and health care facilities.

What is Food Service Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

Food service managers are responsible for the daily operation of restaurants or other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages. They direct staff to ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience, and they manage the business to ensure that it runs efficiently.

Jobs in Food Service Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

  • Cafeteria Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Caterer
  • Kitchen Manager

Experiential Learning in Food Service Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

Missoula College places a strong emphasis on experiential learning. Students engage in real-world culinary experiences, from preparing meals in commercial kitchens to participating in culinary competitions. This hands-on training ensures graduates are not only knowledgeable but also skilled and ready to excel in professional kitchens.

Internships in Food Service Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

As part of the degree program, an internship is required to provide work-based education to provide opportunities and growth for students while upholding the educational standards of the Big Sky Culinary Institute. This experience increases students’ skills, prepares them for initial employment, and increases occupational awareness and professionalism.

Career Development Options in Food Service Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

This program combines theory, practical training, and industry experience to prepare students for entry-level and management positions in the diverse and dynamic hospitality industry. The spectrum of learning is expanded to include more in-depth professional studies thereby enhancing employment options. Accreditation by the American Culinary Federation ensures graduates' eligibility for certification as an ACF Certified Culinarian.

Become a Student at Missoula College

The Food Service Entrepreneurship and Hospitality program at Missoula College sets the stage for culinary excellence and a world of opportunities in the culinary industry. With a curriculum focused on accounting, marketing, culinary arts and business, students will become well prepared to enter the work force well-prepared to embark on a rewarding career. Whether aspiring to be executive chefs, managers, or caterers, this program provides the foundation for culinary success.

See all the classes for a Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) in Food Service Entrepreneurship and Hospitality.