Launch a new career with a certificate in the culinary industry, honor your taste buds in hands-on cooking classes, or join us for an international travel excursion.

If you have a gift with food or a thirst for culinary adventure, then consider the Culinary Apprenticeship Certificate program. Whether you dream of putting on large catering events or crafting unique gourmet dinners in a fine dining establishment, we can give you the background you need to make it happen.

Turn your passion into reality by entering the hospitality profession.

Hospitality Certificate Programs

Culinary Apprenticeship Certificate
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Are you passionate about food and business?
Cost: $9,995.00 Start/End Date: 09/11/2019 - 05/06/2020 CEUs: 54
Location: KSU Center

Event Planning and Management Certificate
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This is a comprehensive overview course where you'll learn the building blocks of hosting and managing safe, effective events.
Cost: $999.00 Start/End Date: 09/03/2019 - 11/19/2019 CEUs: 3.6
Location: KSU Center

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OLLI Travel Group Experiences the Beauty of Ireland
During their time in Ireland, the OLLI Travel Group visited several castles
The OLLI travel group had a “smashing” first international trip to Ireland. 18 students traveled to Ireland for 13 days and explored the entire country. The trip was a bus coach tour of Southern and... read more ❯
Dean's Desk: CPE Ranked in SHRM's Top Enrollment Institutions
SHRM Letter: KSU's College of Professional Education Ranked #8 in SHRM's Top Enrollment Institutions.
Good news in the mail is always welcome. Yesterday, I was pleased to receive a letter from the Society for Human Relations Management (SHRM) informing me that KSU's College of Professional Education has been named... read more ❯
Pharmacy Technician Grad Continues Family Legacy in Healthcare
Pharmacy Tech Graduate Daniel Evans on the job at the pharmacy.
From the time he was young, Pharmacy Technician graduate Daniel Evans knew he wanted to make the world a better place through a career in healthcare. Today, he’s doing exactly that—along with his brother and... read more ❯
Culinary Apprenticeship Student Shares Chef's Table Recipe
Culinary Apprenticeship student chef Evie Osazee serves her Pear Almond Cream Tart to a guest at Chef's Table.
For our Culinary Apprenticeship students, eight months of classes, four restaurant rotations, and many hours spent learning in the kitchen all come down to one final event: Chef’s Table. The assignment? A tasty task any aspiring... read more ❯
Dean's Desk: SummerU at CPE
Children enjoy playing with the LEGO creations they made during SummerU camps
This week, over 200 school-aged children brought the KSU Center to life in our SummerU program. At this very time, they are in the atrium showing off their week’s work. Actually, the pizzas and pies... read more ❯
Dean's Desk: What's Next for Today's High School Graduates?
new graduates throwing caps into the sky to celebrate graduation
High schools around Georgia are in the midst of graduation season. In fact, many Cobb County high schools hold their graduation ceremonies right here at Kennesaw State. We are willing hosts, with the hopes that... read more ❯
Inspired Innovation: AutoCAD Grad Applies Skills, Gets Big Results
AutoCAD graduate Kasson Barron poses with pen to his cheek.
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