Hospitality Management

Columbia College's Hospitality Management program will not only teach you how to prepare and create extraordinary cuisine, you'll also gain the practical knowledge and hands-on experience sought by restaurants everywhere. Our talented instructors are 100% committed to your success, not only while you're enrolled in the program but more importantly, after you leave and begin your culinary career. An advisory committee of culinary professionals guides our curriculum – members are executive chefs and food and beverage managers from local restaurants, hotels, and other establishments.

Core Hospitality Management classes include:

  • Introduction to Hospitality Careers
  • Safety & Sanitation
  • Commercial Food Preparation
  • Kitchen Management
  • Garde Manger
  • Dining Room Service
  • Commercial Baking
  • Beverage Management
  • Hospitality Laws & Regulations
  • ... and more

Related Electives include:

  • Chocolate, Sugar, and Confections
  • Specialty Breads and Viennoiserie
  • Introduction to Wines
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

The Hospitality Management program has also received certification from the prestigious American Culinary Federation. As part of the overall Hospitality Management curriculum, students here are also introduced to the world of advanced classical cuisine preparation, fine dining room management and service, wine making, and kitchen and beverage management.

Culinary Arts Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Certificate Level: At the Associates Level: At the Bachelors Level or Beyond:
Baker Sous Chef V.P. Hospitality
Chef Pastry Chef V.P. Food Service
Assistant Kitchen Manager Kitchen Manager Regional Manager
Assistant Purchasing Agent Purchasing Agent  
Bartender Food & Berverage Director  


Students successfully completing the Associate Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing a career or further education in Hospitality Management or a related field. To transfer to a university for a Bachelor's Degree, please see a  counselor  for your best major preparation and general education pattern for your specific goals.

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