CCM Class Coming in January 2020 to Memphis Area

| October 15, 2019

A Concession Manager Certification (CCM) Class is being offered starting on January 13th, 2020 and running five consecutive Mondays at the Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute in Cordova, TN. This is a live classroom experience that runs from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The dates for the course are as follows: January 13, January 20, January 27, February 3, February 10. This class is open to all in the greater Memphis area who are looking to enhance their career in the food and beverage industry. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive Concession Manager Certification from the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC).


This course offers the opportunity to learn how to manage a foodservice operation in a leisure-time facility. The growing market of stadium, arena, amusement parks and cinemas offers expansive foodservice employment opportunities. Should anyone wish to work in this expanding channel of business with combined skills of restaurants and hotel management, this class offering will assure the participant job opportunities at an accelerate rate. This class also supports the overall experience of any food and beverage outlet.

The individual that completes this course will have basic knowledge in management practices in planning, organizing and action steps to lead a team of foodservice forces. The participant will be able to list specific objectives and targets and become results oriented. The student will understand the role of foodservice in the scheme of recreation facilities. The learner will be able to access the applicable assets in a foodservice operation in a stadium, arena, amusement park, zoo, or cinema. The student will be able to manage a foodservice operation with the expertise most interns will not have and be valued by employers in this channel of business

The performance of the student will show the ability to write clear and concise business goals; develop forecast and business cycles, financial responsibilities, cost controls, menu development and marketing skills. Upon completion the student will be able to test and be certified by the industry standard National Association of Concessionaires for proof of qualifications in this field. Fundamentals in Recreational Foodservice Management will prepare the student to accept any position in the leisure time field. Employers are searching for individuals with this experience as it has certain aspects that do not exist in normal foodservice operations. In most cases, the students will be offered internships and employment opportunities before they graduate. In addition, all registrants will take the Certified Concession Manager exam which certifies their management criteria in this channel at no added fees or charges.

Those passing the exam may use the designation CCM (Certified Concession Manager) or, for suppliers, ACE (Allied Concession Executive).

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