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.
This program is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. This provides graduates with nationally-recognized certification upon completion.