• NRA
    NRA We Serve America's Restaurants Representing nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses, we advocate for restaurant and foodservice industry interests and provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes achieve success.
  • NRAEF
    NRAEF Building & Retaining Talent The NRAEF is focused on developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders through education, scholarships and community engagement.
  • NRA Show
    NRA Show May 19-22, 2018 As the international foodservice marketplace, the NRA Show provides unparalleled opportunities for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from each other.
  • ServSafe
    ServSafe Minimize Risk. Maximize Protection. For over 40 years, ServSafe® training programs have delivered the knowledge, leadership and protection that have earned the trust and confidence of business leaders everywhere.

National Restaurant Association - Degrees and area of study

Skip to navigation Skip to content

Restaurant Careers

Share:
Email Print

Degrees and area of study

Those interested in postsecondary education in the restaurant and hospitality industry have many opportunities, including associate, bachelor and post-graduate degrees. Formal certification programs also are available in several industry disciplines.

Areas of study include: culinary arts, baking and pastry, restaurant or foodservice management, and hospitality management.

Culinary and baking/pastry programs tend to be kitchen-focused, with instruction on food preparation and skills, whereas management programs concentrate on the business of running a restaurant, hotel or other hospitality operation.

Find a school or program through the following resources:

  • American Culinary Foundation Culinary schools accredited by ACF, plus information on available degrees and certification levels.
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education This organization for restaurant and hospitality educators lists hospitality programs and schools accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. Aspiring students can explore educational institutions worldwide through an interactive map. 
  • CookingSchools.com This site, powered by Monster.com, offers information on culinary schools and management programs in the United States.

▲ Back to Top

We're glad you're here!®

® 2012-2017 National Restaurant Association. All rights reserved.

2055 L St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-5900 | (800) 424-5156