Today's hospitality industry offers a wealth of exciting jobs. Our program will prepare you for management positions in the hospitality industry with an emphasis on the restaurant and hotel sectors. You'll gain  knowledge to oversee management operations including 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 an A.A.S. Degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management?

This program prepares students to work in the hospitality industry, with a focus on the restaurant and hotel sectors. With the training you receive, you can pursue work in hotels, resorts, catering companies, restaurants and other food service facilities.

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

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

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

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 this form.