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
  • Management
  • 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.

Salary Range

In Mississippi, the median salary is $33,880. Nationally, the income range is

$29,850 – 90,290.

Career Opportunities

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

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
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

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
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

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
Technical Electives 15*

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science of Occupational Education Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
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

Note:

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.