Program Description

Hospitality- Showing Kindness to visitors
Management – The organizing and controlling of business

Growth in the Hospitality Industry continues at an undaunted pace with endless career possibilities. The Hospitality Management program offers four different specializations to give students the skills necessary to excel in this exciting field:

  • Culinary Management
  • Food Service / Institutional Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Restaurant Management

All Hospitality Management students take a group of core courses that develop skills and knowledge in Sanitation, Nutrition, Basic Culinary Skills and Serving, Restaurant Operation, and Hospitality and Human Resources Management. Students are also required to complete 400 hours of work experience in the Hospitality Industry while matriculated in the Hospitality Management program. Students are encouraged to consider the Walt Disney World College Program, not only to fulfill the work requirements but for the experience of working for a world-renowned organization.

Additional expenses will be incurred for an approved uniform and shoes, and optional trips to the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant show in NYC in the fall and spring.

Many of the Hospitality faculty are members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and involve students in numerous ACF activities. Our student's classroom education is further enhanced by off campus field trips to local beef and produce farms as well as tours of area restaurants, hotels and other Hospitality Industry operations.

Specialization: Culinary Management 

If a fast pace is your pace, and you have never been in a kitchen that was too hot, then consider a career as a commercial cook or kitchen manager, working in all areas of the Hospitality Industry. Your passion for cooking and your creative edge will be sharpened by course work in the Culinary Management specialization and the advanced skills classes in European bread baking, Pastries, and Garde manager. Course work in controlling costs, menu planning, equipment selection, food purchasing and catering prepares you not only to cook but to be in charge of commercial kitchens.

Specialization: Food Service / Institutional Management 

The Food Service / Institutional Management specialization includes course work in diet therapy, menu design, food and equipment purchasing, and cost control which will help you in a career as a diet technician, food service manager or dietary supervisor. People in these professions are part of a team that serves nutritious, wholesome and tasty food to the public in child care centers, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, business and industry facilities, and senior centers.

Specialization: Hotel Management 

Country Inns, large metropolitan hotels, and facilities any size in between all need a management team to help them meet their guests' expectations. The Hotel Management specialization includes courses in housekeeping and properties management, front office management and events coordinating. Career choices include front office supervisor or manager, housekeeping supervisor, assistanthotel manager, hotel manager, and events/convention coordinator.

Specialization: Restaurant Management 

If you are interested in managing a restaurant, owning your own restaurant, managing a private or public club, or managing a catering operation, the Restaurant Management specialization will give you skills for success in cost control, purchasing food, menu writing, restaurant design, and catering special events.