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Culinary Management

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Do you like making delicious meals, planning parties and helping people have a good time? Then you’ll love working in the culinary and hospitality industry. If you spend your Saturday nights watching Top Chef while cooking for your friends, you might enjoy work as a chef, sous chef or line cook. Are you the ‘host with the most’ in your group of friends? Managing a restaurant, hotel or even spa is a great way to use your party planning skills in a career. And working in a casino is a great fit if you’re the type who can’t sit still and loves meeting new people. Whether you’re most at home in a busy kitchen, on a bustling casino floor or in a lively hotel lobby, there’s a place for you.

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Rodrigo in the teaching kitchen at LMC

Even though he was busy working at local restaurants throughout college, Rodrigo Abarca was very active at LMC cooking for students, staff, and faculty at on-campus events. Since earning degrees in Culinary and Hospitality in 2018, Rodrigo made his dream a reality, opening his restaurant, Oaks Eatery, earlier this year in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Culinary Management News

Lake Michigan College Chef Luis Amado, who oversees the Culinary Management program at LMC, will share his passion for chocolate with his students in the new Culinary and Confections Certificate at LMC.

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October 4, 2021

Chef Luis Amado has worked in his share of kitchens throughout his career, but nothing can compare to the newly renovated teaching and demonstration kitchens at Lake Michigan College. 

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