Culinary Arts & Hospitality


Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Skilled chefs, caterers, and hospitality personnel are needed throughout Chicago to provide guests and diners with exceptional food and lodging. With a career in the fast-growing industry of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, you can successfully pursue your passion for cooking, baking, or organizing staff and events.

Enroll in a Culinary Arts & Hospitality program at City Colleges and you will:

  • Receive hands-on training in state-of-the-art facilities and real-world work experiences.
  • Be trained by award-winning, experienced practitioners in the industry.
  • Connect with hundreds of employers looking to hire through our Career Network, our online job board.

Industry & Academic Partners

City Colleges has partnered with industry leaders to design curriculum and work-based learning experiences, and offer internships to ensure we teach you the skills employers need. We've also developed transfer and articulation agreements with several four-year colleges & universities to ensure the credits you earn transfer as you continue your educational journey.

Industry Partners:

  • Beam-Suntory
  • Bedderman Lodging
  • Caputo Cheese
  • Compass Group
  • Eataly
  • Food For Thought
  • Gibson's Restaurant Group
  • Gonnella Baking Company
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Jimmy Bannos, a Washburne
    alumnus who owns restaurants Heaven on Seven and Purple Pig
  • Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
  • Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
  • Pre Brands
  • Rome’s Joy Catering
  • White Lodging

Academic Partners:

  • National Louis University
  • Roosevelt University

Learn more about the partnerships City Colleges has developed to provide you with a smooth transition from City Colleges graduation to the college or university of your choice.

Explore Culinary Arts & Hospitality Careers

Explore career opportunities possible through this pathway at CCC.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Our certificates and degrees work together to build your qualifications and career.

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Pathways:

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Ready to Start?

City Colleges of Chicago is an open enrollment institution
and students are accepted year-round.

The first step in enrollment is completing an online application here.