Career Options

The Culinary Studies Institute offers four programs, giving you many options in the Hospitality field.

Culinary Arts Degree

The Culinary Arts program is accredited with the American Culinary Federation.  Upon graduation with their AAS degree, students will receive their certified culinarian from the A.C.F.  The design of the curriculum is to prepare the student for a career in culinary arts that may lead to Executive Chef with industry experience should they seek it.  CSI faculty are experienced industry professionals dedicated to student learning and skill development in their classrooms, restaurants, and special events.  In addition to hands-on cooking and baking course work, students will learn guests services, cost analysis, menu development, wine and spirits, and event planning.  Students will have the opportunity to learn food competitions or be a part of our award winning Ice Carving Team.  CSI operates two levels of restaurants for students to develop and hone their skills to current dining operations.

Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate

The Pastry Art Certificate is designed to prepare the student for a career in Baking and Pastry Arts.  Some Pastry Chefs may specialize in breads, tortes, or even wedding cake design.  Opportunities for employment are in private clubs, fine dining restaurants, food markets, or as their own entrepreneurs.  Specialized courses include plated desserts, cake decorating, chocolate candy making, and sugar artistry.  Some students combine certification with their Culinary Arts Degree to enhance their skill development.

Restaurant Management Degree

This degree is designed to prepare the student for a career in leadership within the food and beverage industry.  The course work includes operations, guest services, cost analysis, menu development, purchasing, leadership, wine and spirits, and legal issues.  Graduates have a good foundation of knowledge for job placement and career growth in various styles of operation.  Alumni can be found in corporate leadership positions such as event sales, independent entrepreneurs, restaurant operation, private clubs, catering, and sommeliers.  The hospitality industry is currently in a growth stage and the demand for employees is extremely high.

Hotel Management Degree

The design of this curriculum is to prepare the students for a career in the lodging industry.  Course work includes, operations, front office, guest services, housekeeping, sales and event planning and legal issues.  The lodging industry is in a growth period in Michigan and Metro Detroit.  Employment and management opportunity in the lodging world may be hotels, private clubs, vacation resorts, sales, and event planning.

Career Opportunities

  • Master Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Hospital Food Services
  • Contract Food Services
  • Hotel Front Office Manager
  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Event Sales Manager
  • Catering
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Dining Room Manager
  • Restaurant and Club Operations
  • Research and Product Development