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The hospitality industry is vibrant and growing in Maryland

There are many aspects to this emergent sector of the economy. Each presents a clear career pathway and ladder with opportunities for personal and career growth.  

From Hotel and Guest Service Agents to Casino Dealers to Restaurant Managers, the hospitality industry demands skill sets that may be used in a wide variety of occupations. CCBC offers training to help you launch your career in this growing field with any one of Maryland’s outstanding hospitality employers.

Hospitality and Casino Training Programs

Casino Dealer Training

Learn the skills and techniques needed to begin a career as a table dealer in Maryland’s growing casino industry. Our Dealer Training courses are available in games from Poker to Blackjack to Roulette and more! The Casino Dealer School’s curriculum is comprehensive and contemporary! You’ll learn to quickly calculate payout odds and learn to control a table while delivering the highest level of guest service.

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Culinary (Food Works)

The demand for cooks and chefs with basic, essential culinary skills is high and is expected to remain that way for a number of years. CCBC has partnered with Maryland Food Bank's FoodWorks program to offer the highly-regarded Culinary Basics course. Student chefs will become expert in knife skills, meat grilling, preparing sauces and much more.

Location: FoodWorks, Maryland Food Bank, Halethorpe, MD

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Food and Beverage

There's life beyond the restaurant kitchen. Servers, bartenders and managers are separate and distinct from chefs and food preparers, working in positions in what is often called the “front of house”. We offer courses in professional bartending and mixology, plus a range of courses in food cost control, food and beverage management and many more that can lead to certification from the National Restaurant Association's Educational Foundation's Manage First Professional® series.

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Lodging and Guest Services

The hotel and lodging industry is in continuous need of guest service agents in addition to other industry-related positions that provide entry to an exciting career path. We offer a number of hospitality courses that lead to certifications from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute® (AHLEI). Those who complete our Certified Front Desk Representative® course also earn Guest Service Professional Gold®. Both of these AHLEI credentials are transportable. 

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Looking for a position in a bar or restaurant? Whether in food preparation or any of the “front of house” positions, consider a ServSafe® certification. Certifications are available in food safety/sanitation, alcohol, plus a ServSafe® re-certification course for those whose certification has expired. 

Courses are held at a variety of CCBC campuses and locations.

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Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)®

Learn the skills needed to safely handle difficult situations related to the serving of alcohol. This course is for casino staff, bartenders, servers, hosts and other restaurant personnel.

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