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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*The Job Placement Rate is based on number of responses received from FY 2021 Graduate Follow-up Survey conducted in 2022 by the Institutional Research and Planning Office.

*The Three-Year Graduation Rate is based on number of responses received from FY 2021 Graduate Follow-up Survey conducted in 2022 by the Institutional Research and Planning Office.

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 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, 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/

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 instructors' 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

Dean Eliacostas

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

Rose Deneen

Assistant Professor, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
B.S., Roosevelt University
A.A.S., Moraine Valley Community College, Culinary Arts
A.A.S., Harper College
Vocational Certificate, Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago

Lampros Tzimas

Assistant Professor, 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

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
Culinary Arts ManagementA.A.S.1324Business
Culinary Arts ManagementCertificate1322Business




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You can contact Culinary Arts faculty members Lampros Tzimas and Dean Eliacostas by completing this form or calling (708) 608-4286.