Culinary, Hospitality Management & Tourism
Students are flourishing at the College of DuPage Culinary & Hospitality Center. The 60,000 square foot LEED certified facility is home to our acclaimed Hospitality Program as well as our ACF accredited Culinary and Pastry Programs. The building houses a boutique hotel, two restaurants, a retail outlet for student made product and state of the art instructional kitchens. The restaurants and hotel raise the "living laboratory" concept to a whole new level. COD culinary students work and learn at both restaurants, acquiring real-life training alongside talented faculty members and top-notch chefs.
The kitchens and bake shops have all the ingredients and equipment to give students the best culinary training in the Midwest. All students begin in our state of the art Skills Kitchen, featuring individual cooking suites, and then advance to the Wheat Café casual dining kitchen and complete their training in the Waterleaf fine dining kitchen.
The Culinary & Hospitality Program currently offers Associates degrees in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Culinology, Meeting and Event Planning, Hospitality Management and Restaurant Management. Certificate programs are also available in the Culinary, Hospitality, and Travel fields. See the links above for more information.
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- Baking and Pastry Arts
- Culinary Arts
- Hospitality Management Operations
- Hospitality Sales and Marketing
- Restaurant Management
Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator
Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
Mary Beth Leone, Coordinator, Hospitality
Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
COD and Roosevelt University 3+1 Degree Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management for students with an AAS in Culinary Arts
Santino CardosoCulinary and Hospitality Management
If you have what it takes to radiate hospitality, be innovative and work in an upbeat environment, this is the field to look into. And there’s no better place to start than in a LEED-certified building with state-of-the art equipment and appliances. Choosing COD as an option for either completing an associate’s degree or going through the 3+1 program is unrivaled by other institutions.”Read Spotlight
Myra GuroviciCulinary and Hospitality Management
“Chef Chris Thielman took me on a tour of the school and I absolutely had to attend. The new Culinary & Hospitality Center, combined with the care that the chefs have for their students, make COD an absolute must for anyone aspiring to have a successful career in the culinary world.Read Spotlight
Rachel DauCulinary and Hospitality Management
"I fell in love with the school. The chefs, instructors and fellow classmates have helped to shape who I am now, and I would not trade that for anything. Making people happy through food and knowing that I was able to help make their big day a little more special is incredibly rewarding."Read Spotlight
3+1 Degree Programs
College of DuPage has partnered with prominent universities to offer high-caliber degree programs at a greatly reduced cost.
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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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