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.


Program Update 

Please note: The Culinary Arts certificate program is offered on Mercyhurst’s Main Campus in Erie; students in this program will complete all courses at this location.

Contact Us

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

Meet the Faculty

Culinary Arts
Heidi Hosey, Ph.D.
Dean, Walker College of Business
Peter Zohos, MBA, DES
Chair, Hospitality Management Department, Assistant Professor