Hospitality Management
and Culinary Arts

Welcome! The award-winning hospitality management and culinary arts programs at Manchester Community College offer students a choice of degree and certificate programs in the areas of culinary arts, foodservice and hotel-tourism.

Both the Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management associate in science degree programs have been granted exemplary status by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). This distinction is a guarantee to students that their program has met or exceeded the standards set by the ACF Accrediting Commission and the foodservice industry. Graduates from this program may apply to the American Culinary Federation (ACF) to become a Certified Cook, a nationally recognized certification.

Over the years, MCC graduates have gone on to own bakeries, serve as chefs and managers in both formal and informal restaurants, work in foodservice settings in health care, business and industry, work in hotels of all sizes and hold management positions in many areas of the hospitality field.

Information Sessions and Culinary Arts Center Tours

Tour the Culinary Arts Center while learning about program options in culinary arts and hospitality management. There will be plenty of time to answer all your questions. To get the most out of your session, please review our culinary arts and hospitality management web pages (see links below).

Upcoming sessions:

Wednesday, September 17, 10 AM
Thurday, September 25, 1 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 5 PM
Thursday, October 9, 10 AM

To reserve a spot, email Professor Jayne Pearson at Tours begin in LRC A258. Please allow enough time to locate this office, as tours leave the area promptly.

Open House

Attend our fall open house. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 4:30–7:00 pm, in the GPA Community Commons, right on campus. There will be Chef instructors and professors to speak with, current culinary students, and ongoing tours of the Culinary Arts Center. There will be special workshops on financial aid, admission,and transfer options.

Learn more: Open House »

Video: Culinary Arts at MCC

Degree Programs - View the Program Curriculum

Certificate Programs - View the Program Curriculum

Career Information


Jayne Pearson, Professor
Department Chair

MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and "real world" credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admission programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

Last Update: September 10 2014
For additional information, contact: Beverly Ferrigno