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Moraine Valley Community College (Restaurant/Hotel Management and Culinary Arts)


Why Study Restaurant/Hotel or Culinary Arts Management?
When most people think about career opportunities in the restaurant/hotel or culinary arts field, they often conjure up images of someone serving food or wearing a chef’s cap. But today’s hospitality industry offers a wealth of exciting jobs.

You could become a sommelier (wine expert), food researcher, maitre d’hotel (table service expert), banquet manager, or convention service manager. And there’s a host of other opportunities that offer variety, challenge, and upward career mobility.
Contact: Anne Jachim

Office Location: L286

Telephone: (708) 974-5598

Fax: (708) 974-1184

Moraine Valley— A Smart Choice
Choosing to attend Moraine Valley Community College 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’s degrees.

People who are already working in the industry can 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.

Moraine Valley combines classroom theory with hands-on industry experience and provides practical opportunities to successfully use managerial techniques. The college’s modern kitchen facilities are used for several courses.

You will learn to manage a complete restaurant or hotel , from purchasing and behind-the-scenes operation to formal service, and will develop a rich background in culinary arts. Inventory and cost control, menu development, housekeeping, convention services, catering, marketing, quantity food production, human relations, and facility layout and design are explored.

Moraine Valley also offers support services to help you get the most from you education, including tutoring and full-service library, and career and academic counseling. The campus is alive with activity, too, including clubs, a student newspaper, athletics, entertainment events, and more.

Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Associate Diploma— In addition to an associate’s degree in restaurant/hotel management or culinary arts from Moraine Valley, you can earn a diploma from this foundation for their 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. That’s good news for you— 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.

Convenient and Affordable
The emphasis in the hospitality industry is on education, and getting an education has never been easier with the opportunities available today.

Moraine Valley’s programs are designed for busy people. Classes are offered during the day, evening and weekends at a price that’s hard to beat. And residents of South Suburban or Prairie State community college districts may enroll in Moraine Valley’s restaurant/hotel and culinary arts courses at in-district tuition rates because Moraine Valley is the only community college in this area to offer these programs. Additionally, high school students may receive college credit for restaurant management course work through a special agreement between Moraine Valley and local high schools.

Moraine Valley’s financial aid specialists will help you gain access to scholarships, grants and loans for which you may be eligible. Management diploma students may be eligible for special scholarships of $750 a year.

Graduates Get Good Jobs
The hospitality industry is the fastest growing industry in the world. More people are eating out; there are more two-income families that don’t want to cook every night; corporate travel has increased; and more people are rewarding themselves more frequently with vacations and weekend getaways.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the food service industry is expected to employ more than 10.7 million workers by the end of this decade— up from 8.7 million in 1988. The average starting salary for a restaurant or hotel manager is $25,300.

The industry is constantly looking for well-trained personnel. For those who are willing to work hard, the upward mobility and earning potential are outstanding.

Graduates of Moraine Valley’s program are employed in the Chicago area and throughout the United States, holding positions as hospitality business owners, executive chefs and managers.

School name:Moraine Valley Community CollegeRestaurant/Hotel Management and Culinary Arts
Address:9000 W. College Pkwy.
Zip & city:IL 60465 Illinois
Phone:(708) 974-4300

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