Program Highlights

RMU Culinary Degrees

At the Robert Morris University Institute of Culinary Arts, you start your culinary education by studying for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts. Upon completion of your Associate's Degree, you will progress to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a track in Hospitality Management or Bachelor of Professional Studies in Advanced Culinary Arts.

Aside from an applied education we also offer:

  • On the job training
  • Chicago-area Internships
  • Off-location learning opportunities
  • Study abroad in Italy

Once you have graduated from RMU Culinary, you will be ready to take on one of the many positions available to aspiring chefs and restaurant managers.

Course List for Associate Degree in Culinary Arts
Course List for Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management
Course List for Bachelor of Professional Studies in Advanced Culinary Arts

RMU Culinary, Hospitality Management, & Advanced Culinary Courses

  • Culinary Skills I, II, & III - Teaches fundamental concepts, skills, and techniques involved in basic cookery.
  • Garde Manger - Introduces the cold kitchen: reception foods, plated appetizers, salads and buffet arrangements.
  • Baking and Pastry - Provides basic techniques for preparing desserts, pate a choux, puff pastry and mousse.
  • A la Minute Cookery - Explains fundamentals of breakfast cookery and line cooking.
  • American Cuisine - Explores the cuisines of North America including the North Western Frontier, Midwest, Southwest, Northeast, and the South.
  • Taste of the World - Provides an in-depth look at cuisine shaped by culture and hands-on experience of the diversity of the culinary world.
  • Menu Management and Facilities Design - Focuses on building a food service establishment from the ground up.
  • Spirits, Wine, and Beverage Management - Provides knowledge of the basic setup and operation of a fully equipped beverage system
  • Restaurant Operations Management - Teaches the basics of "front of the house" operations, with an emphasis on maintaining and/or improving customer service.
  • Culinary Internship - Imagine working alongside the best chefs in Chicago for 10 weeks.  With our internship program, it's a reality!


Convert the ten weeks into a learning vacation! Study in Italy at Apicius, The Culinary Institute of Florence. For more information, see your admissions counselor.

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.