Monday, March 1, 2010

Sullivan now offering beverage management degree

Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) now offers an associate degree in beverage management for those interested in cocktails, fine wine and beer. Courses for the beverage management degree are administered online, and the entire curriculum can be completed in as little as 18 months. The program is directed by Albert Schmid, author of The Hospitality Manager's Guide to Wines, Beers and Spirits (Prentice Hall) and The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook (University of Kentucky Press).

The NCHS associate degree's curriculum prepares students for such careers as beverage manager, bar manager/owner, sommelier or beverage sales representative. Courses cover subjects such as production, marketing, alcohol safety, food and beverage pairing, mixology, purchasing and storage. Students also learn how to write a business plan for a bar or restaurant.

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