Whether you dream of becoming a chef or running a successful restaurant or hotel, Walnut Hill College has just the degree to help you jump start your career.

Our degree programs blend hands-on training in our six kitchens and four restaurants with interactive lessons in business planning and management. We also highlight a strong focus on international learning with tuition-paid travel opportunities in every program we offer. What’s more, our fast-track curriculum will have you earning an associate degree in 18 months and a bachelor’s degree in 36 months.*

The academic and specialized programs offered at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College are designed to provide students with a well-rounded, comprehensive curriculum. The programs are structured so students receive a solid foundation in their first and second semesters that they can then build upon in subsequent courses. Each academic year is divided into four 10-week terms so that you can enter your chosen field in no time. Our Career Success Office can help you to earn internships and job opportunities while you’re enrolled, and you’ll also practice what you’ve learned by working in our award-winning restaurants on a weekly basis. From the classroom to the dining room and beyond, you’ll gain a well-rounded education at Walnut Hill College.

*based on full-time enrollment

Here’s a sneak preview of what to expect in each course curriculum [PDF]

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program at Walnut Hill College will prepare you for a career as a professional chef in any fine dining establishment–or even in your own restaurant! Immerse yourself in our advanced kitchen classes and open the door to major opportunities in the culinary industry.

Pastry Arts

If you’ve ever dreamed of opening your own bakery, then our Pastry Arts program may be just what you’ve been looking for. Learn the art of making and decorating cakes, desserts, and an assortment of confections that will set you on the path to sweet success!

Restaurant Management

Enroll in our Restaurant Management program and equip yourself with the tools necessary to manage or open your own fine dining establishment. Our comprehensive business classes will teach you how to conceptualize, create, and run a restaurant to rival all others.

Hotel Management

The luxury hospitality industry awaits you after you graduate from our Hotel Management program. Develop the business savvy and customer service skills needed to become a leading professional at upscale hotels and resorts.

We’re here to help!

Our faculty is here to help you successfully progress through your educational program and to supplement your education by offering additional learning opportunities outside the classroom.

If you have any questions about your degree program or need to add, change, retake, or withdraw from a course, please see the appropriate program director for assistance.

David Morrow, Dean of Hospitality Studies and Chief Academic Officer

(267) 295-2357