Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts
Columbus State has been among the nation’s top destinations for an education in hospitality management and culinary arts for more than 40 years. We’ve propelled graduates to extraordinary careers in restaurants, hotels, resorts, community health programs, and nearly every corner of the hospitality, tourism, and food and nutrition industries.
If you’re interested in a hospitality or culinary career, Columbus State is the right place to make it happen. The College recently opened a brand-new facility dedicated to hospitality and culinary arts education. Our programs emphasize hands-on learning opportunities, and our low tuition makes it possible to graduate with little to no student debt.
Why Columbus State?
The College's newest building, Mitchell Hall, features teaching kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment, a student-run restaurant and bakery, and much more. That's just one of the many reasons to enroll. Learn more in the video below.
Baking and Pastry Arts AAS
Culinary Apprenticeship AAS
Culinary Arts AAS
Hotel Management AAS
Hotel, Tourism & Event Management AAS
Nutrition & Dietetics AAS
Restaurant Management AAS
Casino Management Certificate
Dietary Manager Certificate
Hotel Administration Certificate
Meeting & Event Management Certificate
In-Person Information Sessions
Learn more about our programs and get a tour of Mitchell Hall. All sessions meet at 3:00pm in the Culinary Theater on the first floor of Mitchell Hall. (Google Directions)
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Top Talent Comes from Columbus State
“We’ve hired dozens of cooks and chefs who have been through Columbus State’s program. In fact, our top two culinarians, who both happen to be on our Executive Team, are Columbus State graduates. The president and COO of our company is a Columbus State graduate. The college is essential to what we do.”
President and Founder, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
“Columbus State is one of the best programs in the country, if not the best. I was surrounded by people who really had a passion for teaching and sharing their knowledge.”
Adrienne Novak, Class of 1995
Co-owner, Eban’s Bakehouse
“Columbus State was good for me because I wanted to spend most of my time cooking and learning on the job. I was able to get to the career I wanted because of Columbus State.”
Avishar Barua, Class of 2013
Executive Chef, Joya's Café
The School of Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts provides students from diverse backgrounds with innovative, applied, and quality education in preparation for leadership roles in hospitality, travel/tourism, hotel/lodging, nutrition, culinary arts, baking, pastry arts, and restaurant management.
The School of Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts at Columbus State Community College will be a leader in developing our students in the hospitality industry through teaching excellence, community engagement, and industry partnerships.
Value of Learning The School is a village of teachers who strive every day to enrich students’ lives with critical thinking skills and applied education.
Power of Diversity We embrace all students through complete acceptance and understanding.
Positive and Ethical Environment We do right for the right reason.
Be an Example of Sustainable Awareness We provide our students the opportunity to learn, practice, and be good stewards of our community resources.
Value of Innovation We provide our students with resources to ignite their imagination and offer innovative ways to meet them where they are and help reach their goals.
Autumn to Autumn Retention – Hospitality Majors, All Students
- Identify and apply knowledge and skills necessary for hospitality and tourism operations
- Develop and integrate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality organization
- Demonstrate competence in the communication skills necessary for hospitality and tourism management
- Formulate business decisions in hospitality and tourism management
- Evaluate leadership principles necessary in the diverse and global hospitality and tourism industry
- Demonstrate appropriate standards of professionalism, including ethical behavior and adherence to dress and grooming codes required for the industry
- Plan, organize, and supervise the production and service of appropriate high-quality food and beverage to a variety of customers
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