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Hospitality Management

The College has Maine's oldest two-year Culinary Arts program and has produced some of the finest chefs in the region. Many graduates of the Lodging and Restaurant Management program operate their own hospitality establishments.

Culinary Arts, covering all aspects of basic food preparation as well as inventory, personnel, menu planning, and other management concerns, stresses hands-on training leading to an associate degree or diploma; Lodging and Restaurant Management prepares graduates for supervisory and management positions in restaurants and lodging. The College's stunning, oceanside Peter A. McKernan Hospitality Center, a popular venue for workshops, seminars, and private parties, offers students real-world experience.

Culinary Arts

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The food service industry is the third largest national industry. The National Restaurant Association has estimated that 75,000 people will be needed annually for jobs that do not exist today. It is estimated that 60,000 additional chefs will be needed each year in the United States. SMCC's Culinary Arts program offers instruction in food preparation and service to supply these demands.

The program curriculum covers all aspects of basic food preparation including meats, poultry, fish, vegetable, sauces, soups, bread and pastry baking, desserts, short order, specialty cooking and many other areas.

Related instruction gives emphasis to management techniques, including inventory control, personnel and business management, bookkeeping, accounting and menu planning. General education rounds out training, with coursework in English, math and social science.

Opportunities for graduates are wide ranging in all areas of both direct food preparation and related management in the food service field.

Recommended Admissions Prerequisites

Algebra I

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Lodging and Restaurant Management

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  3. Recommended Admissions Prerequisites
  4. Continuing Your Education


The Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Management program responds to the developing needs of the Maine hospitality and tourist industry. This program produces graduates qualified for supervisory and management positions in the restaurant and lodging industry.

SMCC is proud to operate the Peter A. McKernan Hospitality Center. This stunning oceanside conference center houses a 100 seat restaurant, overnight accommodations for 22, a full front desk and numerous conference rooms. The relaxing atmosphere coupled with friendly service by students-in-training, makes the Center an ideal choice for functions, training workshops and seminars, and private parties - birthday, anniversary, retirement, reunion and wedding.

High School Prerequisites

Algebra I

Continuing Your Education

Graduates of the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Management program who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration may take advantage of articulation agreements SMCC has with both Husson and Thomas College. This allows them to enter with junior status.

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