Are you fascinated by food and cooking? Detail-oriented and able to multi-task? Serious about learning and gaining new skills? Looking for a challenging and creative field? If you answer yes to these questions, Hospitality and Culinary Management may be a good fit for you.
The Hospitality and Culinary Management program will provide you with technical skills in food production and food operations and prepare you for managerial positions in the hospitality industry. Your career options include a position as a chef, cook, baker, pastry chef, supervisor or manager.
The program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and several certificate options, including Pastry Chef Assistant, the latest addition to the program.
For many aspiring chefs, this is the right time to think about starting a culinary career. The restaurant industry is booming. As the second largest employer, behind only the government, the restaurant industry employs 13.1 million people, in both front-of-the-house and kitchen positions, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA). And both the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the NRA predict that this number will continue to grow over the next decade.
Learn more about careers in Hospitality and Culinary Management.
Why Choose CLC?
You will learn from instructors who have decades of industry experience in restaurants, hotels, country clubs, healthcare facilities and corporate dining service. Among the other reasons to choose CLC’s program are:
Hospitality and Culinary Management students will showcase their skills in CLC's student-managed restaurant, Prairie, by preparing and serving lunch for the CLC community (while enrolled in HCM classes). Students will experience all facets of running a restaurant and prepare menu items that use locally grown and produced ingredients. The CLC community will have the opportunity to taste dishes that are typically served in upscale dining establishments.
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