If you love food and you want to work in an exciting industry that offers jobs in a wide variety of settings, you're an excellent candidate for a career in culinary arts.

Becoming successful in culinary arts takes leadership, people skills and the ability to manage and organize a kitchen. As a graduate of our Culinary Arts Management Program, you'll be able to oversee food service operations in hotels, health care facilities, cruise ships, catering companies and manufacturing operations. You'll gain expertise in menu planning, cost controls, marketing, nutrition, sanitation, and food preparation and production. You'll train with expert faculty members  who have worked in the industry for many years, so they bring extensive experience to their classroom instruction.

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*Job placement Source: Annual Graduate Follow-up Survey conducted by the Institutional Research and Planning Office

*Three Year Graduation Rate Source: Institutional Research and Planning based on number of students earning a Culinary Arts Management AAS degree 

ACF Certification Rate: Graduates of the Culinary Arts Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program may apply for the Certified Culinarian ® (CC ®) certificate immediately after graduation.

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This program will prepare you for numerous entry- to mid-level positions within the hospitality industry. The knowledge you gain will allow you to work in food service in hotels, health care facilities, catering companies and manufacturing companies.

Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. Most job opportunities for chefs and head cooks are expected to be in food services, including restaurants. Job opportunities will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.

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

The Culinary Arts Management Certificate program introduces students to the roles that business, finance and health play in the foodservice industry.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: Culinary Arts Management - Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $8,920 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Illinois

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

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.


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Program Details

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Culinary Arts ManagementA.A.S.1324Business
Culinary Arts ManagementCertificate1322Business




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