The Culinary Arts Certificate is designed to provide students with sufficient skills needed to secure an entry-level position in the restaurant/foods area. Students will gain basic skills in foods, sanitation, and nutrition as well as in purchasing and human resources. Courses in college writing, computers and math provide basic communication and math skills.

The program is designed to allow the student to enter a new profession or acquire college credits with a minimal time investment as well as providing the opportunity to continue their education if they desire. After completing the Certificate Program, the student may transfer into the Hospitality Management Associate Degree Program and courses with a C or better will be applied toward the degree requirements.


Contact Us

Peter Zohos, MBA, DES
Chair, Statler Department of Hospitality Management
Office: CAE 103
Phone: 814-824-2595

Aaron Jackson
Graduate and Professional Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 814-824-2274

Meet the Faculty

Culinary Arts
Christina Riley-Brown, Ph.D.
Dean, Hafenmaier College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Interim Dean, Walker College of Business
Peter Zohos, MBA, DES
Chair, Statler Department of Hospitality Management, Program Director, Sport and Event Management, Assistant Professor