Director of Food and Beverage Operations

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.

What Does Working as a Director of Food and Beverage Operations Look Like?

sport venue management jobs, entertainment venue management jobs, work as director of food and beverage operationsAs a director of food and beverage operations in sport and entertainment venue management, you will probably:

  • Oversee full-time and part-time staff.  
  • Keep records required by government agencies regarding sanitation or food safety and quality.  
  • Investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service or accommodations.  
  • Maintain food and equipment inventories and keep inventory records.  
  • Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.  
  • Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Planning and management of all duties listed above.

Director of Food and Beverage Operations Salary and Forecast

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).

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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.

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What Education is Required to Work as a Director of Food and Beverage Operations?

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.

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Director of Food and Beverage Operations Job Opportunities

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.

The following are job titles commonly held in this field:

  • Director of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Food Service Manager

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Ready for a challenging and rewarding career? Apply now to get the education required for an exciting career in food and beverage management for large venues.

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Tuition and Monthly Payment Plans

Tuition and fee information for the upcoming semester can be found on the Cashier’s Office & Student Accounts website. NC State offers a monthly payment plan.

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