Restaurant & Culinary Management: Taste Success

Photo of CMC Restaurant Management program students working with fresh produce.

Restaurant & Culinary Management

A CMC Restaurant Management program faculty member leads class in the commercial kitchen at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.
Photos of a restaurant manager doing paperwork.
Two CMC Restaurant Management students work in the commercial kitchen at CMC in Steamboat Springs.
Photo of wine being poured at a restaurant for the CMC Restaurant Management program.
Photo of a bowl of fresh produce in a CMC Restaurant Management class in Steamboat Springs.
A CMC Restaurant Management program student squeezes lemons for a dish in the Steamboat Springs kitchen.

Prepare to cook up a career in the food service business with a Restaurant and Culinary Management Degree

Successful restaurants share a common ingredient: They’re backed by great chefs and great management.

You’ll find the winning combination of business training and hands-on culinary skills through our Restaurant & Culinary Management degree program at Steamboat Springs.

Colorado Mountain College can help you launch your career with our:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Restaurant Management
  • Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Restaurant Management
  • Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Culinary Management

Contact/Program Information

Jess GuarneroJess Guarnero
Faculty, Restaurant & Culinary Management

Program at a Glance

Degree: Restaurant Management (AAS)

Certificates: Restaurant Management, Culinary Management

Locations: Steamboat Springs

Cost: $57 per credit hour (in-district rate, see Tuition Rates below)

Why the Restaurant & Culinary Management program at Colorado Mountain College?

Located in the heart of ski resort country, our new culinary kitchen overlooks beautiful Steamboat Springs. We offer afternoon classes so that you can juggle work and internships with the many fine restaurants in the area.

You’ll have opportunities to learn in the field as well as in the classroom. You’ll leave Colorado Mountain College armed, not only with a restaurant management degree or a culinary management degree, but also with hands-on experience and contacts in the field. Work experience is key for securing a good position to start your career.

Plus, Colorado Mountain College offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. If fact, our tuition costs average 33% less than other colleges. This means you’ll get a great education without breaking the bank.

What restaurant and culinary careers are available?

Whether you want to launch a culinary career, gain skills to start your own restaurant or move up in your current job, Colorado Mountain College can help you get ahead.

At Colorado Mountain College, you can take Restaurant & Culinary Management courses in:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Statistics
  • Regulations
  • Food and beverage management

  • Purchasing
  • Supervision
  • Cost control
  • Food Safety
  • Nutrition
Through these classes, you’ll get the culinary arts basics and learn the science of running the business profitably to advance as a:

  • Food service manager
  • Kitchen manager
  • Restaurant owner
  • Banquet manager
  • Assistant chef

What classes will I take?

See the full curriculum with class descriptions in the Colorado Mountain College online catalog.

icon_link.gif Restaurant Management Curriculum, AAS

icon_link.gif Restaurant Management Curriculum, Certificate

icon_link.gif Culinary Management Curriculum, Certificate

How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District** $57 $855
In-State*** $107 $1,605
Out-of-State $373 $5,596

Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $103 $1,545
CMC Service Area $103 $1,545
Western States (WUE) $160.50 $2,407.50

See the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program See the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Culinary Management Certificate