Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management
Message from the Curriculum Chair
As Chair of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program at Westchester Community College, I would like to welcome you. The Hospitality Industry is exciting and fast paced. You will experience hands on learning opportunities in our state of the art facilities that will prepare you for success. Our knowledgeable faculty are there to share their skills and insights as you advance through the curriculum. We encourage you to take advantage of every learning moment, inside and outside of the classroom
Graduates from the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program have transferred to four-year colleges, while others have gone directly into careers in the Hospitality Industry. Students plan their own individual path and timeframe for success. Your instructors and staff are eager and willing to help you in any way that we can with your studies and overall college experience. We share your goal of academic achievement and the completion of your degree.
I look forward to meeting and working with you to achieve your goals.
Prof. Philip McGrath
Chair, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
Contact InformationPhone: 914-606-6519
Office location: STC - Room 147
Title(s): Curriculum Chair
Department/Division: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
- MSOL Mercy College, With Distinction
- Catering Management and Event Planning
- Kitchen and Dining Room Management
- Quantity Food Production
- Certified Servsafe Instructor for Food Handler and Alcohol Service, James Beard Foundation “Rising Star of American Cuisine”,
- Recipient of the Arno Schmidt Award from the Culinary Institute of America
- Member Westchester Community College Foundation Board
- Middle States Monitoring Committee
- PRESS Committee
- Common Read Committee
- Perkins Advisory Committee
- Scholarship Review Committee
- Dining Study Steering Committee
Program Learning Outcomes
About Westchester Community College
Financial AidNearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
SportsThe Westchester Community College Athletic Department sponsors thirteen different intercollegiate athletic teams in various sports. The roster of sports offered includes Men’s Baseball, Women's Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Visit the Vikings Athletics website for schedules, reports, and more.
LocationsWe’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).
After successfully completing your studies at Westchester Community College you can transfer almost anywhere, in-state or out-of-state. NYS residents are also guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus.
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Philip McGrath
Office Location: STC-147
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