Food and Beverage Service Digital Badge

A badge is a digital record of achievement that recognizes completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. You can link your digital badges to online résumés and portfolios, career websites, or social media. You can share experiences, competencies, or knowledge with current and future employers, organizations, recruiters, and graduate programs.

Food and Beverage Service Badge Program Overview:
Hospitality and tourism management (HTM) is a dynamic sector of the service industry encompassing a variety of careers that include lodging, recreation, leisure, club management, resort operations, travel, tourism, and event management.

The HTM badge in food and beverage service provides you with the knowledge and skills to work responsibly and productively in the food and beverage industry.

This program is online, except  for an HTM 250 lab session held once per week. The digital badge is comprised of three courses, a total of eight (8) credits:

  • HTM 201 - Good Food Gone Bad: Food Safety for Everyone
  • HTM 213 - Introduction to Food and Beverage Management
  • HTM 250 - Food Production and Kitchen Management

Why Study Food and Beverage Service at Grand Valley?

  • Identify strategies to provide superior service to guests.
  • Apply best practices in food safety.
  • Develop procedures for proper ordering, receiving, storing, and issuing of food and supplies.
  • Apply standard equipment purchasing and layout principles.
  • Calculate and apply food and beverage cost and revenue control systems.
  • Explain basic nutritional issues associated with food production, preparation, and consumption.
  • Demonstrate how various ingredients react to different forms of cookery.
  • Explain food safety regulations, regulatory agencies, and inspection processes.
  • Explain licensing issues related to food and beverage management.
  • Develop a labor schedule.
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Admissions to complete a digital badge is open to both degree and non-degree seeking students.

To get started, speak with the appropriate badge coordinator to ensure criteria are being met. Once you are done with the requirements, you may apply to the badge coordinator, who will verify completion and issue a badge.

Would you like to have a conversation about this badge?

For more information about the Food and Beverage Digital Badge, please contact Dr. Kristy Jack, HTM Program Director, at [email protected].

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Page last modified November 16, 2022