MARCH 1, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.C. – Guilford Technical Community College will host an open house for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management 3-7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at the Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center, Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown. The event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is not required.

Come see what thousands of students have already experienced, and learn what being a GTCC culinary arts and hospitality management student is all about.

Visitors will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with current students, faculty and alumni, learn more about the program and potential career paths, and experience hands-on demonstrations. Attendees also will be able to sample tasty treats prepared by GTCC’s current chefs-in-training.

In addition, future students can learn about financial aid and scholarships and speak with faculty and staff about course offerings, the admissions process and application deadlines. Tours of the facilities also will be given. Come discover what the GTCC Hospitality Club and other student life activities offer.


GTCC’s Culinary Arts program provides specific training required to prepare students to assume positions as trained culinary professionals in a variety of food service settings including full service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering operations, contract food service and health care facilities. Graduates should qualify for entry-level opportunities such as line cook, station chef and assistant pastry chef. American Culinary certification assistance is available to graduates. With experience, graduates may advance to positions such as sous chef, executive chef or food service manager.


GTCC’s Hospitality Management Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students to understand and apply the administrative and practical skills needed for supervisory and managerial positions in hotels, motels, resorts, inns, restaurants, institutions and clubs. Course work includes guest services, leadership, management, restaurant operations, lodging operations, marketing, sanitation and other critical areas.  Graduates should qualify for management or entry-level supervisory positions in food and lodging operations, including restaurants, food service, beverage service, catering, front office, reservations and housekeeping. Opportunities also are available in product service, and technology support and sales.

For more information about GTCC’s Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management programs, contact L.J. Rush, interim department chair of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs, at (336) 334-4822 ext. 50468 or

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at