Restaurant and hospitality businesses are booming in Orange County. In 2018, a record-breaking 50 million tourists visited the region, interacting with more than 141,000 industry employees.
Saddleback maintains industry partnerships and provides smooth transitions to exciting hospitality careers. And in the culinary programs, grads are finding career success in restaurants, schools, hotels, catering…and even starting their own businesses.
Culinary Arts graduates are boosting their annual salaries by 70%, while Hospitality grads enjoy a lift of nearly 40%. Start your new career at Saddleback today!
$29,130 - $114,110
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Food Service Manager
Supervisor, Food Service
K&D Hospitality Group
Yes! Saddleback’s Hospitality and Culinary programs are serving up success! Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.
Food Service Manager - $52,830
Chef / Head Cook - $46,360
Lodging Manager - $63,370
Restaurant Cook - $29,130
Private Chef - $39,370
Supervisor of Personal Service Workers - $39,360
Supervisor, Food Service - $32,590
Spa Manager - $39,360
Meeting, Convention, & Event Planner - $59,250
Concierge - $34,700
Receptionist and Information Clerk - $31,470
General Operations Manager (w/ further education) - $114,110
Saddleback College’s Hospitality and Culinary department offers three associate degrees, three certificate programs, and one occupational skills award in this in-demand field.
For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts page.
Marriott * Ritz Carlton * St. Regis * Surf & Sand * Montage * Monarch * Octopus * Villa Valencia * Hilton Hotels & Resorts * K&D Hospitality Group * Wyndham Hotels & Resorts * DoubleTree Suites * Embassy Suites * AvantStay * InterContinental Hotels * Panda Restaurant Group * Irvine Company * Hyatt Regency * CAVA * Sodexo Inc. * Compass Group * Xperience Restaurant Group * And Many More! *
Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.
For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!