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.

Culinary and Wine Institute

The Mercyhurst North East Culinary and Wine Institute annually hosts two series of dining options open to the public: the International Dining Series in the fall and the Spring Lunch Series. In both series, students in Mercyhurst North East’s culinary arts program design, prepare and serve a meal based on the cuisine of a nationality or geographic region. Reservations are required for meals; please call the reservation line at 814-725-6333.

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.
Interim Dean, Walker College of Business
Randall Rinke, MBA
Associate Dean, Walker College of Business, Assistant Professor
Peter Zohos, MBA
Chair, Hospitality Management Department, Assistant Professor