Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management

The award-winning hospitality management and culinary arts programs at CT State Manchester 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, Manchester 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.

Learn more about the degrees and certificates in this area of study.

Information Sessions and Culinary Arts Center Tours

During the information session and tour, you will learn 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 program pages (links below) and the FAQ.

To reserve a space in an upcoming information session, please click on one of the session links.

Video: Culinary Arts at CT State Manchester


Career Information

ACF Program Outcomes


Katherine Kern,  Co-Department Chair
Ricardo Aragon, Co-Department Chair