BCC announces new Hospitality and Culinary Program


Berkshire Community College (BCC) announces a major change in its hospitality and culinary programs with the introduction of the Berkshire Culinary Institute, created over the past year as the programs emerge from a hiatus during the pandemic.

BCC’s culinary program is part of the combined Hospitality and Tourism Management and Culinary Arts Management programs, which offer associate degrees, as well as certifications in Lodging Management, Culinary Arts Management, and Food and Beverage Management. 

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The Berkshire Culinary Institute will be the only post-high school culinary institute in the Berkshires, which is an exciting opportunity for BCC students. It will serve as a state-of-the-art facility that trains head chefs, cooks, bakers, and other food specialists, in an industry growing at a rate faster than the national average.”

Jay Baver, Director of Workforce Development – Hospitality



Hospitality & Tourism Perspectives
Sep 7—Dec 23, Mon & Wed, 9:00—10:15am
Hospitality HR, Law and Ethics
Sep 7—Dec 23, Mon & Wed, 1:00—2:15pm

Wine Appreciation
Oct 10—Dec 23, Mon, 6:00—7:15pm

Food and Beverage Management
Sep 7—Dec 23, Mon & Wed, 10:30—11:45am

*Course are 3-credits each, meet once a week in-person and once a week via Zoom, and are 15 week, semester long courses.


Culinary Foundations I
Sep 7—Oct 22, Tue & Thu, 8:30am—12:30pm
Culinary Foundations II
Oct 25—Dec 23, Tue & Thu, 8:30am—12:30pm
Fundamentals of Baking
Sep 7—Oct 11, Tue & Thu, 12:30—5:30pm
Garde Manger, Cold Food Operations
Oct 25—Dec 23, Tue & Thu, 12:30—5:30pm

*Course are 3-credits each, scheduled to meet in-person, and are 7-week consolidated intensive course design.

Careers paths emphasized in BCC’s hospitality and culinary programs include cooks, chefs, event managers, food and beverage managers, front desk supervisors, innkeepers, and general managers.

Financial assistance is available for applicants to the hospitality and culinary programs, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. To apply, visit