Culinary, Retail & Hospitality

Do you enjoy leadership, competition, and working with others? Do you dream of working in a profession that allows you to take advantage of your confidence, outgoing nature, and optimism? A career in Culinary, Retail & Hospitality may be for you!

Career Options

  • Baker
  • Catering Manager
  • Chef
  • Guest Services Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Florist
  • Front Office Manager
  • Pastry Chef
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Retail Buyer
  • Retail Manager
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Agent
  • Visual Merchandiser
 
21,000 new food-related jobs are create every year in San Francisco CCSF can help you explore, prepare, and advance with meaningful careers in the culinary, restaurant, and hospitality sectors. Every year, 21,000 new food-related jobs are created in San Francisco, while 12,000 jobs are added in hospitality and travel. In 2018, a record-high 25.8 million visitors spent more than $10 billion in the Bay Area. Whether you are looking to build your skills in retail, hospitality, or the culinary arts, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college Culinary, Retail & Hospitality programs are at CCSF. For more information and examples of job salaries, click here.
 

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Credit Programs by Department

Credit Program Units Required Career Match Codes AA/AS/Certificate/ Credit/NonCredit Website
Business
Green & Sustainable Travel 15 E/C Cert./Credit Business
Travel and Tourism 16-28 E/C AS/Cert./Credit Business
Travel and Tourism Management 17 E/C Cert./Credit Business
Travel-Destination Specialist 15 E/C Cert./Credit Business
Communication Studies
Communications Studies 18 A/S/E AA-T/Credit Communication Studies
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies
Culinary Arts Management 63-67 E/R AS/Credit Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies
Food Service Management 60.5-63.5 E/R AS/Credit Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies
Hotel Management 45-47 E/S AS/Credit Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies
Environmental Horticulture and Floristry
Commercial Cut-Flower and Greenhouse Production 32, 42-45 E/R AS/Cert./Credit Environmental Horticulture and Floristry
Floristry 38-42 A/E A.A./AS/Cert./Credit Environmental Horticulture and Floristry
Various
Liberal Studies 18 S/A/I AA/AS/Credit Various
World Languages and Cultures
World Languages and Culture various A/S/E AA/AA-T/Cert./Credit World Languages and Cultures

Non-Credit Programs by Department

Non-credit Program Hours Required Career Match Codes AA/AS/Certificate/ Credit/NonCredit Website
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies
Baking and Pastry 1020 R/S/E Cert./NonCredit Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies
Culinary and Service Skills Training 1020 E/R Cert./NonCredit Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies
Culinary Arts Basic Skills Training 250 E/R/S Cert./NonCredit Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies


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