Love to manage food and beverage operations on a large scale? Passionate about food quality and safety? If so, you may want to pursue a career as a director of food and beverage operations with a specialization in sport and entertainment venue management.
As a director of food and beverage operations in sport and entertainment venue management, you will probably:
While salaries vary greatly by venue size, level of responsibility and location, those working in food management earn a median salary of $60,540 (as of 2016).
Job opportunities for those in venue food management are growing at a rate of 5.10% nationally and at a rate of 14% in North Carolina.
While education requirements vary by size of venue and level of responsibility (and this graph showcases a wide range of food management posts), food managers of large venues require at least a bachelor’s degree. The Graduate Certificate in Sport and Entertainment Venue Management fills a niche requirement specific to working as a director of food and beverage operations for sports arenas, convention centers and entertainment venues.
Looking for real life examples of food management jobs that involve working with entertainment venues? Network through the International Association of Venue Managers to get to know colleagues and potential employers.
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