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Hospitality Management, Event Planning, Pastry/Baking and Culinary Programs of the Highest Standards:

Learn the ins and outs of Hospitality Management and Event Planning in the extensive coursework in the Hospitality Program.  The Culinary Arts and Pastry/Baking programs underscore the fundamentals of modern classical cooking with a focus on taste, aroma, and artful presentation.  In addition to the traditional components of the Gulf Coast Culinary Institute at Faulkner State, you have the opportunity to select one of the options designed to meet the ever-expanding needs of the Culinary/Hospitality industry.

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Options available in the Hospitality/Culinary Program.
  • Associate in Applied Science Degree Options:
  • Certificate Options
  • Training Certificate Options

Gainful Employment Information on Short-Term Certificates available in the Hospitality/Culinary Department:


Course Descriptions – These descriptions will give you an idea of the coursework you will take in the field of Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts.

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News and Events

Congratulations to this Year's Graduates:


Teresa Carrel (Magna Cum Laude)
Sarah Gaither 
Ethan Greene
Ava Hutcherson (Summa Cum Laude)
Alexis Shew
Darla Wicker


Mattie Adams
Shelly Butler (Summa Cum Laude)
Kaitlyn Euisler
Patricia Keefer
Alisha Robinson
Brittany Seals (Cum Laude)

Hospitality Management

Andrezza Faustino
Michelle Jamison
DeAnna Miller

Event Planning

Andrezza Faustino
Michelle Jamison

Students of the Year: At the annual Awards ceremony in Bay Minette we were proud to recognize this year's students of the year in the Hospitality Division:
Culinary - Maurice Mayes
Hospitality - DeAnna Miller
Pastry - Brittney Gay

                DeAnna, Britney and Maurice

ACF Annual Reports: Our reports to the ACF on our program are available here: 2013-2014, 2014-1015, 2015 - 2016

Enrollment and Graduation Information: Click here for information on enrollment and graduation numbers.

Graduates: We welcome your input and suggestions. Please take a few minutes to fill out our GRADUATE SURVEY. Completed surveys can be emailed to or mailed to Hospitality Program, 3301 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Students traveling to France: This summer 6 Faulkner students will be taking part in a study abroad program in France through the University of South Alabama. They will spend 21 days learning about French cooking, cuisine and culture. They can earn up to 6 credit hours towards their degree at Faulkner or at University of South Alabama.