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Restaurant Management
2-year AAS degree

Students in Kirkwood's Hospitality Arts programs prepare for their careers through practical experience in management, food preparation and service at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. International education opportunities are also available.

In addition to management and food service techniques, instruction covers related technical subjects including nutrition, purchasing, sanitation, computers, human relations and legal aspects of the hospitality industry. This program prepares students for entry-level management positions.

Students assist in the operation of The Class Act Restaurant, a full-service restaurant at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The restaurant features fine dining for hotel and conference center guests, Kirkwood staff and the public. Students assist in planning, preparing and servicing catered events at The Kirkwood Center during their last semester. Students are required to purchase professional uniforms and tools to use when in labs and services areas.

Restaurant Management


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The Class Act Restaurant
Hospitality careers start here! Learning is delicious at The Class Act Restaurant. Located at The Kirkwood Center, The Class Act features breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our students under the guidance of professional staff.  Our menu changes seasonally, ensuring the freshest quality ingredients and new and exciting choices for our guests.

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Experience this world-class teaching hotel. Kirkwood Hospitality Arts students work alongside professionals in this one-of-a-kind  laboratory, learning all the tricks of the trade for first-class service.


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