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Food & Hospitality


“Selected as one of America's Top 22 culinary schools” – FSR Magazine (September 2016)


El Centro College's Food and Hospitality Services Institute provides training through classroom instruction, hands-on participation and work-study classes for three different food service careers: Culinary Arts, Bakery/Pastry Arts, and Food and Hospitality Service. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has an expanding population, two busy convention centers and rapid growth of hotels and restaurants creating strong demand for qualified personnel to staff these facilities.

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The benefits you receive when you hone your skills at El Centro:
  • Earn A.A.S. or Certificate
  • Affordable tuition
  • Flexible schedule – day, evening & Saturday
  • Financial aid
  • Ride DART free when taking 6 credit hours (3 credit hours in Summer)
Food & Hospitality Course Descriptions

The food service curriculum was developed and is continuously monitored by an Industry Advisory Committee composed of members who represent a broad spectrum of the food and hospitality service industry.

All A.A.S. degrees are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation.

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For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.