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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies (CHCS) website. You will find up-to-date information on our programs, course offerings, and most importantly ... exciting new developments within the Center.

I invite you to explore our hospitality and culinary program webpages to learn more about the dynamic learning opportunities available in CHCS at Howard Community College (HCC). HCC is one of the fastest growing two-year hospitality and culinary management programs in terms of student enrollment. The program faculty members, who are extremely talented and industry savvy, and I work very hard to make both of our high-demand programs accessible to all students. It is important that all prospective CHCS students obtain as much information as possible for their specific needs and interests to ensure a smooth admission and timely progress toward graduation; hence, our website plays a significant role, as do all the other ways we communicate to interested students.

I am privileged to be the director of these innovative programs. It is a delight to work with faculty and students who seek—and create—new knowledge through their classroom interactions! Hospitality is a multifaceted industry with wide-ranging options and ever-changing topics for study.   

I look forward to sharing with you the new developments occurring in CHCS programs, all designed to improve student learning with hands-on training and better serve HCC and our surrounding communities. I welcome email or telephone contacts from all potential students and parents. My email address is and my telephone number is

My office is located in Room 342 of Duncan Hall (DH).   I look forward to meeting you, whenever it is convenient for you to stop by, or hearing from you via email. In the meantime, happy surfing through our website and learning about the Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies at Howard Community College!

Vinnie Rege, Director
Hospitality and Culinary Management Program