Today's hospitality industry offers a wealth of exciting jobs. This program applies management training to the hospitality industry in general, and the restaurant and hotel industry in particular. Management operations include personnel, inventory control, accounting, menu planning, food preparation, marketing, layout and design, front desk procedures, and catering.  We combine classroom theory with hands-on industry experience.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Job Outlook

Employment of lodging managers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in hotel or hospitality management are expected to have the best job opportunities. Applicants can expect strong competition for most jobs.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Restaurant/Hotel Certificate

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the hospitality industry.

Beverage Management Certificate

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the beverage area of restaurants, hotels, and clubs.

Meet the Faculty

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.

Dean Eliacostas
Program Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty
A.O.S., Culinary Institute of America
Office Location: M132
(708) 608-4286

Lampros Tzimas
Instructor, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
B.S., Johnson & Wales University-Foodservice Management
A.S., Johnson & Wales University-Culinary Arts
A.A.S., Moraine Valley Community College-Hotel/Restaurant Management

Rose Deneen, B.S.
Instructor, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
B.S., Roosevelt University
A.A.S., Harper College
Vocational Certificate, Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago

Program Success Outcomes

Student Graduation Rates
Graduation Rates for FY13 Cohort of 1324 Major = 6/9 = 66.6%
Graduation Rates for FY14 Cohort of 1324 Major = 3/3 = 100%
Job Placement Rates
  2014‐15 2015‐16  
Total Graduates 7 2  
Total Respondents 1 1  
Total Employed
 0  1  
Percent Enrolled in a Related Program and/or Employed in a Job that is Related**
 **Percentage of total respondents 0 100  
Entry Level Acf Certification By Graduation
The Culinary Arts Management degree program does not currently facilitate a process for entry‐level ACF certification by graduation.

Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Associate Diploma

In addition to an associate degree in restaurant/hotel management or culinary arts from Moraine Valley, you can earn a National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation diploma for the foundation’s professional food service manager certificate program.

Program Details

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Beverage ManagementCertificate1414Business
Restaurant/Hotel ManagementA.A.S.1256Business
Restaurant/Hotel ManagementCertificate1254Business




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You can contact Program Coordinator Dean Eliacostas by phone at (708) 608-4286 or via email by using the form.