Hospitality and Culinary Management

Deliver exceptional experiences

Start sharpening your knives—and your communication skills. Whether your story starts in your grandmother’s kitchen, or you found a love for planning experiences in your second act, you’ve found your calling in Hospitality and Culinary Management.

Jumpstart your career

In one year, you can complete the Hospitality Supervisor Certificate, Professional Cook Certificate or Baking and Pastry Assistant Certificate and gain an in-demand set of skills. Whether you’re seeking professional advancement or a fresh start, stackable certificates offer a prime path forward.

Why study Hospitality and Culinary Management with us?

Learn from experienced instructors with training in restaurants, hotels, country clubs, healthcare facilities and corporate dining service. As the only culinary and hospitality program in Lake County, we offer you an affordable, high-quality education close to home. Flexible course schedules allow you to fit classes around your work schedule and personal life.

Prairie at Brae Loch: A real-life restaurant experience

Prairie at Brae Loch, the student-managed restaurant near the Grayslake Campus, gives you front- and back-of-house training. Deliver complete sensory experiences to local patrons. Go classic or inventive with composed signature dishes showcasing a wide range of cuisines and techniques.


  • Prairie at Brae Loch

    Gain hands-on learning at this student-managed restaurant.
  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.

Career Degrees & Certificates

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

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Hospitality Supervisor Certificate

Career Certificate

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Courses in the program

Build a strong foundation in a range of courses including culinary principles, hospitality supervision, and menu marketing and management. Then, choose from electives that match your interests.

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Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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Be debt-free at CLC

CLC has some of the lowest tuition around. Financial aid and scholarships are available—even for working adults.

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Discover majors and career paths to complement and extend your intuitive interests and abilities.

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