Moraine Valley Community College || Restaurant/Hotel Management and Culinary Arts


Why Study Restaurant/Hotel or Culinary Arts Management?
Today's hospitality industry offers a wealth of exciting jobs.

You could become a sommelier (wine expert), food researcher, chef, maitre d'hotel (table service expert), banquet manager, or convention service manager. Plus, there's a host of other opportunities that offer variety, challenge, and upward career mobility.


Moraine Valley—A Smart Choice

Choosing to attend Moraine Valley to prepare for a career or upgrade your current skills in the hospitality field is a wise decision. The college's Restaurant/Hotel and Culinary Arts Management programs offer short-term training options as well as comprehensive associate's degrees.

Working in the industry? Gain knowledge and skills for better positions in the hospitality field. These programs are also for students just beginning training in this occupation. And recent high school graduates may be eligible for college credit for approved hospitality-related high school courses completed.

We combine classroom theory with hands-on industry experience along with providing practical opportunities to successfully use managerial techniques in modern kitchen facilities.

Learn to manage a complete restaurant or hotel, from purchasing and behind-the-scenes operation to formal service, and develop a rich background in culinary arts. Explore inventory and cost control, menu development, housekeeping, convention services, catering, marketing, quantity food production, human relations, and facility layout and design.

We also offer support services to help you get the most from your education, including tutoring and full-service library, along with career and academic counseling. Plus, there are clubs, a student newspaper, athletics, entertainment events, and more.

Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Associate Diploma
In addition to an associate's degree in restaurant/hotel management or culinary arts from Moraine Valley, you can earn an Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Associate Diploma for the Foundation's professional food service manager certificate program.


Top-Notch Instructors

Moraine Valley's hospitality management faculty are experienced in this field and bring real-world applications to the programs. Your education will be practical and up-to-date. The instructor's expertise, professionalism and industry contacts are a great resource when you start to look for a job, as well.

The faculty are members of the National Restaurant Association; American Culinary Federation; Chefs of Cuisine of Chicago; Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education; Southland Chapter of the Illinois Restaurant Association; and Northern Illinois Hospitality Educators Association.


Convenient and Affordable

Moraine Valley's programs are designed for busy people. Classes are offered during the day, evening and weekends at a price that's hard to beat. And residents of South Suburban or Prairie State community college districts may enroll in Moraine Valley's restaurant/hotel and culinary arts courses at in-district tuition rates because Moraine Valley is the only community college in this area to offer these programs. Additionally, high school students may receive college credit for restaurant management course work through a special agreement between Moraine Valley and local high schools.

Moraine Valley's financial aid specialists will help you learn more about scholarships, grants and loans for which you may be eligible.


Graduates Get Good Jobs

The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the food service industry is expected to employ more than 10.7 million workers by the end of this decade.

Graduates of Moraine Valley's program are employed in the Chicago area and throughout the United States, a variety of holding positions such as hospitality business owners, executive chefs and managers.