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Debra Frank

Restaurant Management


Restaurant ManagerThe foodservice industry is the largest segment under the hospitality "umbrella" and includes everything from small cafes to large institutional food production facilities. This certificate will help you develop or enhance your foodservice supervision skills.

You will get hands-on practice in menu writing, purchasing, cost control, and dining room management as you gain work experience in our student-operated restaurant. All of your courses will transfer to the A.A.S degree in Hospitality Management.

Employment of foodservice or restaurant managers is projected to grow 9%. Those with certificates or degrees will have the best job opportunities. The median annual wage, depending on location is $40,000.


Course Info

The certificate will transfer in its entirety into the Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science degree program.

This is a career program and is designed to enable students to seek employment at the program's completion. Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a Certificate in Restaurant Management.

As a Restaurant Management program student, you'll expand your knowledge and gain career training through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • Dining Room Management
  • Beverage Management
  • Food Service Sanitation
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Menu Planning & Food Merchandising
  • Business, Professionalism & Ethics
  • Purchasing, Inventory & Cost Control

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info

Restaurant Management Certificate program graduates enjoy enriching and rewarding careers at:

  • Restaurants
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Schools
  • Senior living communities

Employment opportunities for those in nutrition and dietetics are expected to grow faster than average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor

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Faculty/Staff Info
Debra Frank, Assistant Professor and Program Director

Gateway Center

B.S., Pennsylvania State University

R.D., Shadyside Hospital Pittsburgh

Dietetic Internship program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Additional graduate study, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Certified Hospitality Educator with the American Hotel and Motel Association

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