Hospitality, Culinary, and Baking

The hospitality and leisure sector makes up 34% of all jobs in the United States and is one of the fastest-growing career segments. Workers are in high demand, and job openings have grown 10% since 2022. The Charlotte area is experiencing tremendous growth, so you can expect great opportunities in our region or travel the country as you embark on your career. 

If you enjoy working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment, many jobs exist in this industry. You can pursue a career as a chef, restaurant manager, hotel manager, pastry chef, event planner, or country club manager, as well as careers in education and medical food service.

Career Options and Salary Information

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Accelerated Career Training

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Baking and Pastry Arts

Central Piedmont's baking & pastry arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission...

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Culinary Arts

We have one of the top culinary schools in the country and the only program in Charlotte accredited by the ACFEFAC.

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Hospitality (Non-degree)

Explore careers and courses in culinary, baking, and hospitality at Central Piedmont.

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Hospitality Management

Get the skills you need for supervisory and managerial positions in hotels, motels, resorts, inns, restaurants, institutions, and clubs.

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Personal Enrichment (Non-degree)

Take classes for fun in arts, automotive, cooking, dance, floral design, interior design, and more at Central Piedmont.

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