School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts

state-of-the-art classrooms


programs that fit your schedule

specialized focus on skills and experience

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School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts

Accredited by the American Culinary Federation (*Alexandria, Baltimore, Woodbridge, Glen Allen and Newport News campuses), Stratford University prepares students for the evolving demands of the hospitality and culinary arts professions, providing them with a framework for the lifelong learning required for career advancement. Our faculty, internationally recognized as leaders in culinary arts, bring our students the world of hospitality from a global perspective.


Classes are offered during days, evenings, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. Our classroom instruction is blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce time in the classroom.


Our state-of-the-art learning facilities provide a perfect environment for examining and analyzing timely business topics. Small class sizes and a favorable student-to-teacher ratio encourage collaboration and the sharing of knowledge between instructors and students. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with computers and ideal for hands-on lab activities.


Through our culinary and hospitality degree programs, you will not only be introduced to creative and challenging food dishes, but introduced to key business related topics such as problem solving, hospitality human resource management, control systems, food and beverage operations, and managing for profitability. Critical thinking in the classroom is an integral part of our approach to building knowledgeable culinary and hospitality leaders.

start your program

You can complete a class in 5 or 10 weeks and conveniently start your program at different times throughout the year

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • August
  • October

Our accelerated programs lets you earn a bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a master’s degree in 15 months.


Stratford University alumni hold positions at U.S. government agencies and top corporations

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