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Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts

Available at the Hastings Campus. Some courses are available online.
  • Students in the Central Community College Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program, offered at the Hastings Campus, learn about exciting careers available in the hospitality industry through practical experience in classes, field trips to food and equipment shows, hotel tours and internships with local hotels and restaurants.

    Graduates are highly sought after by industry employers in the fields of culinary arts, restaurant management, and hotel management. Hospitality management and culinary arts specializations include culinary, hotel management and restaurant management.

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    Students get hands-on experience in food preparation and service through assignments in the operation of the on-campus Woodlands Dining Room.

    Students work independently in planning menus, selecting recipes, planning a work schedule, pre-costing the menu item, and preparing and serving each item.

    Basic cooking principles are stressed while allowing students to pursue individual interests and career goals. Students develop skills in baking, sauce preparation, soups, garde-manger and entrees. Also stressed are food and beverage cost controls, menu writing and proper table service.

    Membership in the Hastings Campus Culinary Arts Club provides valuable practical experience for students by providing catering services for events on the campus.

    Woodlands Dining Room: Operated by culinary arts students, the Woodlands Dining Room provides valuable experience in planning menus, selecting recipes, planning a work schedule, pre-costing the menu item, and preparing and serving each item. It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 1 p.m.

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    Catering: To schedule a catering event by the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program, please fill out and submit the following form.

    Woodlands Dining / Culinary Arts Club
    Catering Request
      

    Evening Service Reservations

    The Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program at Central Community College will be offering our upscale dining experience or “Evening Service” on  pre-selected Wednesdays.   The Evening Services offer wonderful meals prepared by the program students.  Evening Service was created to enhance the students’ skills in a setting that can’t easily be duplicated through our normal lunch production in the Dining Room. The meal consists of an appetizer, soup or  salad, entrée, artisan breads,  dessert, and beverage.  We invite you to make a reservation filling out the following form, no phone calls or emails to individual members of the team. We ask that when making reservations via the form, you include your name and phone number, date of reservation and number in your party.  Your reservation is not complete until you have confirmation from the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program. After we have confirmed your reservation, the Friday before Evening Service would be the last date to cancel. A student will call the Thursday prior as a friendly reminder.  Only one reservation per semester as our numbers are limited and we would like to give everyone an opportunity to attend! This will be on a first come, first served basis, as always. 

    • Evening service dates are October 25 and November 29. 
    • CCC-Hastings Campus, Platte Building, Woodlands Dining Room
    • Guests are invited to arrive between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00pm, a reservation time will be given to you the time of your reservation being confirmed.
    • Costs of appetizer, artisan breads, soup or salad, entrée, and tea or coffee range between $20.00-27.00 per person and desserts are $3.95-4.25. Wine is $6.00 per glass, with a 2 glass limit.  Please bring identification. 

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    Hospitality Services

    Hotel and motel management students study hotel law, housekeeping management, convention and group business, front office procedures, and hospitality management. Students have hands-on experience with industry front office computer software and have the opportunity for internships with local hotels and motels.

    Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Club 

    Experience the hospitality industry and take advantage of different learning styles not available in the regular HMRM lab.

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    • At 2017-18 tuition and fee rates, completing the 63 credits required for the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts degree costs:

      Nebraska residents - $6,300
      Non-residents - $9,072

      These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

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    • Finish in 2 years by completing 15-16 credits a semester for 4 semesters

      The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

      Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

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