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Welcome to the Hospitality Management Program 

Overview video on the Hospitality Management Program

Check out the Tri-C Top Chef Mixer.
Matt Fish, Melt Bar & Grill
on the
Hospitality Management Program
Certified Master Chef, Fritz Sonnenschmidt giving a demonstration on cured meats and sausages

From cooking classes to lodging and tourism management, the accredited Hospitality Management Degree and Certificates at Tri-C will provide experience and techniques needed to qualify for hospitality job opportunities. The program features experienced faculty, rich curriculum, and connections to the Cleveland area hospitality industry.

Graduates have found jobs as: 
  • Caterers
  • Sous Chef
  • Prep Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Supervisor
  • Personal Chef
  • Food Sales
  • Kitchen Manager
  • General Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Baking/Pastry Cook
  • Chef/Owner/Operator
  • Dining Room Manager
   Students & Graduates have worked at: 
  • Lola
  • Blue Canyon
  • Aramark
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Crown Plaza Hotel
  • The Greenhouse Tavern
  • Levy Restaurant Group
  • Chipotle
  • Canterbury Country Club
  • Oakmont Country Club
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Pura Vida 

Featuring The Culinary Arts Program
With the culinary concentration, cooking classes will provide hands-on learning opportunities in food preparation including baking, contemporary and classical cuisine.  Kitchen management and academic skills prepare the students to experience the practical industry related job roles. Learn more about the Culinary Arts degree.


  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
  • The American Culinary Association Education Foundation (ACFEF).

Industry Advisory Board
Representation from the lodging, food service, and tourism industries - works regularly with the faculty, staff, and students of the program to review and update curriculum keeping it current, flexible, and related to the needs of the hospitality industries.

Available scholarship opportunities:
The Hector Boiardi Scholarship
The Hospitality Management Endowment Scholarship
The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland Scholarship
For more information on Scholarhips & Grants

How to reach us


Hospitality Management Center
180 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland,  OH  44114-3196

In the News...

Watch Associate Dean Dr. Klaus Tenbergen cook up summer recipes on Fox 8's Morning Show.

Tri-C's student-run restaurants featured in the Plain Dealer.

Tri-C's Hospitality Management program featured on

Tri-C's Hospitality Management students help alumnus prepare wedding feast, featured in The Plain Dealer

Check out pictures from the chef exchange trip, including Associate Dean Dr. Tenbergen and Executive Director Brandt Evans, to Cleveland's sister city, Rouen, France.
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Accreditations & Partnerships 
Accreditations & Partnerships 
This program is accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation of Hospitality Management Programs and the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation, insuring an industry-approved quality curriculum.
Program Outcome 
Program Outcome 
Upon graduation, you will enter the workforce with the following skills:  Hospitality Management - Culinary Art Degree Outcomes
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