Which pathways are offered?

  • Restaurant Management—This pathway prepares students to perform a variety of tasks to maintain operations and promote guest services in eating and drinking establishments.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Caterer
  • Executive Chef
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Restaurant Owner

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Banquet Manager—$55,320/year
  • Head Cook—$51,530/year
  • Restaurant Manager—$55,320/year

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.

Which industry-recognized certification exams can my student prepare for?

  • ServeSafe Food Handler
  • NOCTI Restaurant, Food & Beverage Services (Pathways Exam)
  • NOCTI Restaurant, Food & Beverage Services (Job Ready Exam)
  • ACT National Career Readiness Certification