Dean, College of Hospitality/Culinary Management
Would you like to work in the most high-growth
industry in Central Florida, the nation and the
world? Daytona State College Hospitality and
Culinary Management programs offer multi-level,
multidisciplinary fields of study that build upon
one another and combine theoretical concepts
with hands-on, applied training. Our mission is to
produce skilled graduates who can secure careers
in the fast-paced, changing and competitive
business environment of the hospitality and
The Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary
Management offers an ultra-modern learning
environment for our students, complete with
kitchens, high-tech classrooms for instruction in
sales and marketing, and areas for front office
and concierge services training.
The facility provides our students with a realworld
setting to practice their crafts and hone
their skills so they will be prepared for immediate
entry into careers upon graduation careers
built on competencies that will bring quality
and excellence to an increasingly competitive
hospitality and tourism market.
Its a myth that most hospitality jobs are minimum
wage jobs. To the contrary, the industry offers
a diverse array of career tracks that can be
rewarding both financially and personally. Your
interests, skills and personality traits can help
you choose from a variety of specialties such as
food and beverage, marketing and sales, human
resources, environmental services, front office,
accounting and financial management, property
management, facility management and more.
Each hotel, motel and restaurant is like a small
community vying to attract business in a fiercely
competitive tourism market. Customers have a
choice of where to spend their money, so the
service they receive from front-line workers
and the quality experience provided by the
organization overall are critical. The industry
needs well-trained employees who are ready to
go to work. Daytona State College is the leader in
training hospitality workers in our region.
When you step into Café 101, you enter an
environment that rivals some of the finest dining
establishments in Central Florida. A peaceful,
comforting atmosphere combines with the aromas
of gourmet delights ranging from pan-seared
salmon with citrus brown butter and gratin
potatoes, warm duck confit and feta cheese salad
with roasted beet vinaigrette, roast pork with
saffron and peas, and freshly baked desserts such
as crème brûlée and chocolate tarts.
The only difference is that Café 101 is a teaching
café and kitchen entirely operated by Daytona
State College students, who are gaining handson
experience in an actual restaurant setting.
Café 101 cuisine is directly tied into what is
being taught in the classroom during a given
period and students prepare the gourmet delights
from scratch under the watchful eye of our chef
Café 101 is open five days a week for lunch.
Dinners on Wednesday evenings offer tasteful
For reservations please call (386) 506-3859.
Daytona State College culinary
students offer visitors a variety
of freshly-baked temptations,
including oversized cookies
and pastries. Sip a rich latte,
espresso or hot tea prepared
to your liking by our very own
baristas, while you enjoy the
luxuriant ambience of the
Hosseini Center lobby.
A Recipe for Success
By choosing Daytona State College's Hospitality
and Culinary Management program, you will be
provided the ingredients to make a successful
career in the industry. Our program delivers
superior instruction in a real-world, state-of-the-art
facility that is far less expensive than competing
proprietary culinary schools. And with the
availability of financial aid, Daytona State College
students wont be strapped with paying exorbitant
student loans upon graduation.
Our accredited professionals will help you
become successful in your chosen field. Programs
emphasize technical and management capabilities
through a combination of theoretical and practical
Our area is a travel and tourism hub, attracting
more than 8 million visitors a year on average.
Our local economy is tourism-dependent, with 33
percent of the labor force working in hotel /motel
and tourist-related businesses in Daytona Beach
alone. A career in hospitality management is
bursting with opportunities for graduates.
- The demand for hospitality workers at all levels
is expected to increase dramatically in this
region. Hospitality is the number one industry
in our region, pumping $3.6 billion annually
into our local economy, according to the Volusia
County Hotel /Motel Association. It generates
more than 40,000 industry related jobs, with a
payroll of more than $450 million.
- Hospitality and tourism will continue to be
among the highest growth industries in our
region, with forecasts of 36 percent growth over
the next decade.
- Jobs for chefs, cooks and food preparation
workers are expected to be plentiful through
2015. Employment growth will be spurred by
increases in population, household income,
and leisure time that will allow people to
dine out and take vacations more often. In
addition, growth in the number of two-income
households will lead more families to opt for the
convenience of dining out.
- Wages of chefs, cooks and food preparation
workers vary greatly depending on the region
of the country and the type of food service
establishment in which they work. Wages
usually are highest in elegant restaurants in
major metropolitan areas.
*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Gainful Employment Information
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information provided here describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year (as of July 1).