So You Want to Be a Chef?
Or maybe you’re interested in catering or owning your own business. Whatever your career goal, we can help you get you there. And, we’re a great value.
We’re a Great Value
Hands-on training in the kitchen + training by industry professionals + excellent financial aid + proven success of our graduates = a great investment.
Access to professional chefs as faculty and access to kitchens: Can you believe some culinary schools only teach you from a book? At Mercyhurst North East plan to get your hands dirty in our full-service industrial kitchen. That’s our classroom! You’ll be trained by extremely respected industry professionals who have years of experience.
Hands-on training: In addition to the typical internships or externships most schools have, at Mercyhurst North East, you will organize, prepare and present meals for the community through a lunch and dinner series at the college. Our students combine culinary and hospitality skills through their work right here in the North East community, at the Lake View Country Club. This unique partnership enhances student learning with even more hands-on applications. Because of these experiences, graduates feel prepared to enter the workforce or to move on to a four-year program.
You Can Get a Job
Restaurant industry sales are booming with $537 billion in sales. This increase means the nation’s 935,000 restaurant-and-food service outlets will employ 12.8 million individuals, and add 2 million new career and employment opportunities in the next decade. That means lots of opportunities for highly qualified candidates like you!
What Can You Do with a Culinary Degree?
A degree from Mercyhurst North East prepares you to work in:
- Hotels, resorts and spas
- Consumer food production companies
- Assisted living communities
- Cruise lines
- Country clubs
- Social clubs
- Consulting firms
- Colleges and universities
- Theme park
- Banquet facilities
- Proven Success
Keep Going! Four-year Hospitality Program
Other MNE alum have gone on to earn a bachelor's degree at Mercyhurst's Erie Campus and other four-year institutions. Our Internal Transfer Coordinator can help you determine if a move to Mercyhurst's Erie Campus is right for you.