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FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIRECTOR
The F&B Director is responsible for all front and back of the house F&B operations such as fine dining room, steakhouse, coffee shop, buffet, quick service outlets, bars, employee dining room, kitchens and banquet functions.  Duties include planning and implementing budgets, hiring, training and supervising subordinates.

AAS Degree in Hospitality available for transfer to Purdue University Lafayette and Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, IN. and Ball State University in Muncie, IN

EXECUTIVE CHEF
The executive chef will train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities; estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food. Other duties include, selecting and developing recipes, planning and pricing menus and monitoring, maintaining suitable food cost percentages and safety and sanitation in kitchen.

AAS Degree in Hospitality/  Culinary Arts available for transfer to Purdue University Lafayette and Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, IN. and Ball State University in Muncie, IN

EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF
This position requires a hands-on sous chef experienced at training & developing cooks. The executive sous chef must be adept at executing menus in multiple food & beverage outlets. The ability to keep the menu relevant for both banquets and a la carte dining is a must. Excellent plate presentation as well as banquet presentations and display experience are also necessary.

AAS Degree in Hospitality/Culinary Arts available for transfer to Purdue University Lafayette and Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, IN.

SOUS CHEF
The sous chef may be employed by any establishment that operates a commercial kitchen. The most common employers of sous chefs, however, are restaurants and hotels, followed by cruise ships and casinos. A is directly responsible for overseeing food production. The sous chef must possess the ability to quickly and authoritatively delegate job tasks to a large staff.

AAS Degree in Hospitality / Culinary Arts available for transfer to Purdue University Lafayette and Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, IN. and Ball State University in Muncie, IN

PASTRY CHEF
A pastry chef is a chef who specializes in preparing pastries and desserts as well as savory items. They may be employed by bakeries, hotels or restaurants. The pastry chef is also involved in the production of various baked goods. The pastry chef may also be responsible for creating recipes and creating prospective menu items.

AAS Degree in Hospitality/Baking and Pastry available for transfer to Purdue University Lafayette and Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, IN. and Ball State University in Muncie, IN

CAKE DECORATORS
Cake decorators are primarily responsible for the design and decoration of different kinds of cakes. Depending on their work environment, they may also be responsible for baking cakes, preparing icing, training assistants and maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen or bakery. They typically work with customers or clients to create a specific design or theme for the cake.

AAS Degree in Hospitality/ Baking and Pastry available for transfer to Purdue University Lafayette and Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, IN. and Ball State University in Muncie, IN

HOTEL MANAGER
A hotel manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of a hotel and its staff. They have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management, planning, organizing and directing all hotel services, including front-of-house (reception, concierge, and reservations), food and beverage operations and housekeeping.

AAS Degree in Hospitality available for transfer to Purdue University Lafayette and Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, IN. and Ball State University in Muncie, IN

RESTAURANT MANAGERS
Restaurant managers ensure that restaurants operate efficiently and profitably while maintaining their reputation. Managers are responsible for the business performance of their restaurant, as well as maintaining high standards of food, service, and health and safety.

AAS Degree in Hospitality available for transfer to Purdue University Lafayette and Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, IN. and Ball State University in Muncie, IN

CATERING MANAGER
A catering manager is in charge of the complete and total operation of a catering service which involves managing the catering service during events and dealing with the necessary preparation before and after the event. A catering manager works directly with the clients to guarantee that the event is successful.

AAS Degree in Hospitality available for transfer to Purdue University Lafayette and Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, IN. and Ball State University in Muncie, IN

EVENT PLANNING MANAGER
Event planning and management professionals deal with a range of conventions and events. Responsibilities include marketing, signage, audiovisual equipment arrangement, printing and security arrangements etc.  Events that these professionals may plan, execute and manage include: Trade shows/exhibitions, Political events, Company product launch, Grand opening ceremony, Fairs and festivals, Family celebrations and parties, Business holiday events, Conferences, seminars and conventions, Charity fundraising events.

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