Jefferson Davis Campus
Hands-On Training for the Catering Business
About the Program
The Banquet and Catering Food Service program option offers study in areas of
- Food production
- Service for fast food operations
- Quantity food operations
- Catering businesses
Emphasis is placed on technical skills in preparing students for entry-level job opportunities in production and management in both commercial and institutional food service settings.
Training includes state of the art culinary training labs, a commercial kitchen, and on-site catering facilities.
In Mississippi, the median salary is $33,880. Nationally, the income range is
$29,850 – 90,290.
Graduates of the the two-year program may pursue careers like:
- Banquet Manager
- Catering Manager
- Restaurant Manager
- Executive Chef
Degree Options and Requirements
This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.
All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment assessment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.
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Banquet and Catering Service Technology Coursework
For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.
Banquet and Catering Food Service Certificate
|CUT 2223 - Menu Planning||3|
|CUT 2243 - Dining Room Management||3|
|HRT 1114 - Culinary Principles I||4|
|HRT 1213 - Sanitation and Safety||3|
|HRT 2613 - Hospitality Supervision||3|
|CUT 1124 - Culinary Principles II||4|
|CUT 1613 - Nutrition||3|
|HRT 1224 - Restaurant and Catering Operations||4|
|HRT 2233 - Hospitality Cost Control||3|
Total Credits: 30
Banquet and Catering Food Service Diploma
Total Credits: 15
Associate of Applied Science of Occupational Education Degree
|ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I||3/4|
|SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I||3|
|Math/Natural Science Elective||3/4**|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
Total Credits: 15/17
Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.
*Any instructor/department chair approved field related elective.
** MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.