If you enjoy making people happy, relaxed, and want to spend your career making other people's vacations and dining
experiences as pleasurable as possible, a degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality may be just for you.
Types of Degrees
Culinary Arts and Hospitality students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years),
with a specialization dependent on the field you choose to pursue, from culinary arts to food service to hotels. A
bachelor's degree with additional coursework in business is oftentimes an option and can lead to management
A high school diploma or equivalent is required and scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT may be
required, but much more emphasis is placed on real world experience working in restaurants or hotels. Some schools
may require applicants to pass a basic food preparation course. Each school has its own specific requirements,
making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Culinary Arts And Hospitality Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality include:
- Food Service Manager
- Lodge Manager
- Event Planner
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Food Service Manager was $55,320 in 2019 while
Lodge Managers earned a median salary of $54,430 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and
employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not
offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.