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Food Management

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Offering careers for commercial and institutional food service managers, consultants, industry representatives, computer software developers and restaurant and catering owners.

The growth in the dining out industry has created a strong demand for university educated food management experts. Murray State University prepares graduates for management careers with national and international food contracting companies, government agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, and correctional and school food services. Other career opportunities include managing restaurants, private clubs, industrial feeding, hotel food and beverage operations or owning your own business. In addition to food managers, the booming food industry requires service and sales representatives for commercial food and equipment manufacturers.
Courses are designed to develop problem-solving skills and creative thinking. Opportunities are afforded to work in hospitals, school food service, university food service and local restaurants as part of academic requirements. On-the-job practicum experience provides 400 hours of practical skills as part of the academic program. The supervised field experiences focus on food production, food purchasing and food management. The work experiences complement classroom learning. Students earn college credit for each experience.

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