Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts
Hastings College is a great place to select a major of your choosing and add on a minor in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. Graduates find excellent careers in event planning, hotel management, restaurante management and customer service or work as an executive chef, catering manager, sous chef, kitchen/culinary manager and more! With your background and varied coursework and experiences, you’ll be well suited to assume management positions throughout the hospitality and culinary arts industry.
A partnership that benefits you
Our Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program involves selecting a major at Hastings College — many choose Business Administration or another business-related field — and then minoring in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts thanks to a great partnership with Central Community College in Hastings. The partnership means you’ll benefit from combined instruction from both institutions. Our expertise in business and entrepreneurship help you grow your communication and critical thinking skills while gaining confidence in customer service, public relations and marketing know-how.
Ready for the future
You’ll take courses that provide in-depth expertise and give you an ideal balance between the decision-making framework of business and the technical aspects of hospitality and culinary arts management. Our hospitality major aspires to:
- Help students meet the challenges of the complex, dynamic hospitality management and culinary arts environment, such as hospitality finance, hotel and restaurant management, marketing, supervision and sales.
- Help you develop skills in written and oral communication, creative and critical thinking, research, problem-solving, teamwork and teamwork.
- Help you develop a global perspective, sensitivity to ethical issues and an appreciation for diversity.
- Combine a base of a sound business degree and hospitality management and culinary arts courses to allow you to prepare for a dynamic career.
Learn the full suite of business skills
If you choose to major in business, you’ll begin with introductory classes in specific business disciplines and conclude with a capstone seminar that integrates everything you’ve learned along the way.
- Organizational Dynamics
- Legal aspects of business
- Financial management
- Human resources
Go further with a Hastings education
Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!
Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!
Graduate with experience
At Hastings, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts minors serve one and sometimes two internships, including through our exclusive Talent Pool program. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of our two-week blocks gather additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. Every Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts minor completes a capstone project, using case studies to solve real-world challenges. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.
At every step in your path you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College and you won’t find it anywhere else.
All the extras aren't extra
No-cost study abroad — During your third year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?
Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.
iPad + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!
Get involved beyond the business classroom
- Professional Business Leader’s Club
- Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honor society)
In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.
Find scholarships for hospitality management, culinary arts
Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA. If you decide to pursue a business-related major, you can also apply for the T-L Irrigation/Thom Business Scholarship. Plus talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. The result? Every student receives at least $12,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).