Welcome to the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Department at County College of Morris!

Hospitality Management and Culinary ArtsFirst, let us tell you about our Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Programs.

Hospitality Management is the academic study of the hospitality industry. Culinary Arts is the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals.

Our degrees in Hospitality Management include Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts and Science, Restaurant and Culinary Management, Culinary Arts Certificate and Hospitality Management and Event Planning Certificate (NRAEF ManageFirst). The ManageFirst program, which is included in many of our courses, is a certification provided by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. These courses provide a solid foundation of knowledge for the Restaurant and Culinary industries and a good understanding of management principles that will lead to a more successful career. Other Hospitality management courses within our program provide a focus on management of Hospitality operations and utilize computer simulations to bring Hotel and Restaurant management into the classroom. These studies may eventually take you into diverse fields such as hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, destination marketing, convention centers, country clubs, travel, tourism, event planning and other related industries that practice hospitality principles on a regular basis.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer opportunities are available for students who wish to complete a more advanced degree in Hospitality Management or other studies. Upon completion of the associate degree, you may elect to transfer to a four-year institution to further your education. Some of our students complete their studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Johnson and Wales University and other four-year institutions. Check with your Academic Advisors in order to further discuss articulations and transfer opportunities.


Professor Mark Cosgrove
Chairperson, Hospitality Management
and Culinary Arts Department
Office: SCC, ROOM 241A (Teaching Kitchen)