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. 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 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.

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

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 countless ways to get involved on campus and enjoy student life.

Culinary Arts Programs

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Baking/Pastry ArtsCertificate1323Business
Baking and PastryA.A.S.1359Business
Beverage ManagementCertificate1414Business
Culinary Arts ManagementA.A.S.1324Business
Culinary Arts ManagementCertificate1322Business
Restaurant/Hotel ManagementA.A.S.1256Business
Restaurant/Hotel ManagementCertificate1254Business

To see courses, degrees and certificates offered, pick up a copy of our latest catalog.

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.

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.


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

Lampros Tzimas, B.S.
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
Office Location: M132
(708) 974-5675

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
Office Location: M132
(708) 608-4315

In accordance with American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Commission guidelines, the below Program Success Outcomes are provided here:

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.