Metropolitan Community College - Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership
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Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership

What is 'Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership? (CHRM)'?

The Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College consists of two programs, Culinary Arts and Management and Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership. Both of these degrees have various options you can find on the links below. Your hands-on experience takes place in a state-of-the-art facility. Should you choose to further your education, your credits can transfer to the University of Nebraska, Bellevue University and other four-year institutions.

Is it for you?

We give you passion. It is all about passion — passion to lead, passion to serve others and passion to make others smile. It is about sacrifice and commitment. It is about rewards, satisfaction and happy people. We give you the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, no matter where you are or your stage of life. You can work anywhere in the world, in a variety of settings: hotels, restaurants, country clubs, cruise ships, military bases, commissaries, hospitals, assisted living facilities, catering, universities and manufacturing facilities.

Set your sights on becoming a food and beverage manager, director, event planner, or owning an independent hospitality business.

The ICA has been rated among the top culinary schools in the U.S. MCC has been an accredited institution since 1975.

The Institute for the Culinary Arts is proud to be associated with several national associations. Being involved keeps our regional and local faculty current with the industry.

Jobs and Salary Expectations

Career Coach Widget

For current information in Nebraska, refer to information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: See Section 35.000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations.


Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership (CHRAS) offers two tracks:

  • Food and Event Management (CHFA1) - associate in applied science, prepares students to become leaders in the careers of restaurant manager, event coordinator, hospitality consultant, beverage director, or many other varied careers

  • Hospitality Entrepreneurship (CHBA1) -  associate in applied science, provides the entrepreneurial education for students wanting to own and operate businesses in the hospitality industry

  • ManageFirst (CHMCC) - career certificate, allows hospitality and culinary professionals an opportunity to further their education, enhance their career, improve customer service and stay competitive in the marketplace

Reference the course requirements overview for more information.

Program Faculty and Staff

Lauren Balak, 531-622-2556

Class Schedules

For more information, visit Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Horticulture.
For related degree options, visit Culinary Arts or Horticulture.

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