Hospitality & Culinary Arts

Hospitality & Culinary Arts program icon Programs and majors in Hospitality and Culinary Arts can lead to careers in the hotel, gaming, restaurant, tourism and food service industries.

Do any of these things interest you?

  • Helping people enjoy themselves.
  • Working with the public.
  • Cooking or preparing food.
  • Planning events.
  • Detecting casino cheaters.
  • Making things neat and orderly.

If so, take a look at careers in Hospitality & Culinary Arts below.

Careers in Hospitality & Culinary Arts

Concierge

Similar Job Titles:
Activities Concierge, Chef Concierge, Chief Concierge, Club Concierge, Concierge, Conference Concierge, Guest Service Agent, Guest Service Supervisor, Hotel Concierge, Lobby Concierge

Description:
Assist patrons at hotel, apartment, or office building with personal services. May take messages, arrange or give advice on transportation, business services or entertainment, or monitor guest requests for housekeeping and maintenance.

Concierges typically:  Make reservations for patrons, such as for dinner, spa treatments, or golf tee times, and obtain tickets to special events.  Provide information about local features, such as shopping, dining, nightlife, or recreational destinations.  Make travel arrangements for sightseeing or other tours.  Receive, store, or deliver luggage or mail.  Carry out unusual requests, such as searching for hard-to-find items or arranging for exotic services, such as hot-air balloon rides.

Hourly

$14.49

Regional

Salary

$30,150

Regional

 

Current Employment

1,220

Regional

 

Job Growth

14%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,220 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 14%.

Visit the Hotel Management Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Concierge 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Front Desk Agent

Similar Job Titles
Desk Clerk, Front Desk Agent, Front Desk Associate, Front Desk Clerk, Front Desk Supervisor, Front Office Agent, Guest Service Agent, Guest Service Representative, Guest Services Agent (GSA), Night Auditor

Description:
Accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys or cards, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making and confirming reservations, and presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests.

Front Desk Agents typically: Greet, register, and assign rooms to guests of hotels or motels.  Contact housekeeping or maintenance staff when guests report problems.  Issue room keys and escort instructions to bellhops.  Make and confirm reservations.  Verify customers' credit, and establish how the customer will pay for the accommodation.

Hourly

$10.99

Regional

Salary

$22,850

Regional

Current Employment

4,930

Regional

Job Growth

8%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 4,930 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 8%.

Visit the Hotel Management Program webpage

Learn more about a career as a Front Desk Agent 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Housekeeping Manager

Similar Job Titles
Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, Custodian, Environmental Services Director, Environmental Services Supervisor (EVS), Executive Housekeeper, Facilities Manager, Head Custodian, Housekeeping Director, Housekeeping Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor

Description
Directly supervise and coordinate work activities of cleaning personnel in hotels, hospitals, offices, and other establishments.

Housekeeping Managers typically: Plan and prepare employee work schedules. Coordinate activities with other departments to ensure that services are provided in an efficient and timely manner.  Inspect work performed to ensure that it meets specifications and established standards.  Perform or assist with cleaning duties as necessary.  Confer with staff to resolve performance and personnel problems, and to discuss company policies.

Hourly

$18.86

Regional

Salary

$39,320

Regional

Current Employment

4,430

Regional

Job Growth

8%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 4,430 people in the state.  In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 8%.

Visit the Hotel Management Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Housekeeping Manager

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Food Service Manager

Similar Job Titles
Banquet Manager, Catering Manager, Food and Beverage Director, Food and Beverage Manager, Food Service Director, Food Service Manager, Food Service Supervisor, Kitchen Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Restaurant Manager

Description
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

Food Service Managers typically:  Keep records required by government agencies regarding sanitation or food subsidies.  Investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations.  Maintain food and equipment inventories, and keep inventory records.  Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.  Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.

Hourly

$25.02

Regional

Salary

$52,030

Regional

Current Employment

3,310

Regional

Job Growth

10%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 3,310 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 10%.

Visit the Culinary Arts Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Food Service Manager

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Line Cook

Similar Job Titles
Appetizer Preparer, Back Line Cook, Banquet Cook, Breakfast Cook, Broil Cook, Cook, Fry Cook, Grill Cook, Line Cook, Prep Cook (Preparation Cook)

Description
Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

Line Cooks typically: Inspect and clean food preparation areas, such as equipment and work surfaces, or serving areas to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling practices.  Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items, and rotating stock.  Ensure food is stored and cooked at correct temperature by regulating temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, and roasters.  Season and cook food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience.  Turn or stir foods to ensure even cooking.

Hourly

$12.10

Regional

Salary

$25,180

Regional

Current Employment

20,930

Regional

Job Growth

14%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 20,930 people in the state.  In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 14%.

Visit the Culinary Arts Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Line Cook 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Pastry Chef

Similar Job Titles
Banquet Chef; Certified Executive Chef (CEC); Chef; Chef, Instructor; Cook; Corporate Executive Chef; Executive Chef (Ex Chef); Executive Sous Chef; Head Cook; Line Cook

Description
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

Pastry Chefs typically:  Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.  Check the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.  Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.  Instruct cooks or other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.  Supervise or coordinate activities of cooks or workers engaged in food preparation.

Hourly

$22.09

Regional

Salary

$45,950

Regional

Current Employment

3,630

Regional

Job Growth

11%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 3,630 people in the Nevada. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 11%.

Visit the Culinary Arts Program webpage

Learn more about a career as a Pastry Chef 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Meeting & Event Planner

Similar Job Titles
Catering Director, Conference Planner, Conference Planning Manager, Conference Services Director, Conference Services Manager, Convention Services Director, Convention Services Manager (CSM), Event Coordinator, Events Manager, Special Events Coordinator

Description
Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Meeting and Event Planners typically: Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.  Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.  Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.  Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.  Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.

Hourly

$23.22

Regional

Salary

$48,290

Regional

Current Employment

1,210

Regional

Job Growth

15%

National


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,210 people in the state.  In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 15%.

Visit the Tourism, Convention & Event Planning Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Meeting & Event Planner

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 


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Degrees & Certificates in This Area of Study

 

Casino Management (Associate of Applied Science)

Casino Management (Certificate of Achievement)

Concierge Management (Certificate of Achievement)

Culinary Arts (Associate of Applied Science)

Culinary Arts (Certificate of Achievement)

Food & Beverage Management (Associate of Applied Science)

Food & Beverage Management (Certificate of Achievement)

Hospitality Management (Associate of Arts)

Hotel Management (Associate of Applied Science)

Hotel Management (Certificate of Achievement)

Pastry Arts (Associate of Applied Science)

Pastry Arts (Certificate of Achievement)

Tourism, Convention & Event Planning (Associate of Applied Science)

Tourism, Convention & Event Planning (Certificate of Achievement)

NOTE: Associate of Arts, Business, and Science degrees are intended for transfer to another NSHE institution. Associate of Applied Science degrees are for a specific occupation, intended to respond to the needs of the workforce and may transfer to a NSHE institution offering a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.