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Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management

This program will teach you to express your passion for cooking and/or entertaining people. Explore all aspects of fine dining and food preparation, learn in an on-campus public restaurant, and cater events for the community. Combine textbook and hands-on learning activities to acquire knowledge, gain experience working as a team and as a leader, learn the proper use of kitchen utensils and equipment to develop industry accepted safety practices, and complete required 200-hour industry internship as part of industry credential

Course Topics

  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Food Preparation
  • Customer Service
  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Baked Goods and Pastries
  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

Industry Recognized Credentials

  • CPR/First Aid
  • ServSafe® Food Handler & ServSafe® Manager
  • National Restaurant Association ProStart® Certificate of Achievement (COA)


Tracey Kardotzke

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Instructor


Russell Markwith

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Instructor

Vanguard Tech Center

Gerald Elchert

Educational Aide


Whitney Witte

Educational Aide

Vanguard Tech Center

Career Opportunities

Entry Level

  • Busser/Host/Server
  • Cook/Food Prep


  • Sous Chef
  • Hotel and Restaurant Manager


  • Executive Chef, Event Planner or Director
  • Dietitian