Real Student Experiences
Read stories of real students who know the value of our Hospitality Management program first-hand, and get inspired to create your own student success story!
I learned the front-of-the-house side of things at Mission, and how it's all tied together. For example, if the food is late because of the servers, that's not good. This helped me become a better event planner. I pursued Hospitality Management because I believe food has a special power. It connects people, and it's a celebration of life.
Bui Cuong '17
Culinary Graduate & Caterer
Chef, and Author of Charcuteria
"Thanks to the education that I received as a graduate of Mission's Hospitality Management program, I have become a better chef, author, businessman, leader, and mentor. In fact, my degree from Mission College has been instrumental in opening doors and providing opportunities that I am still realizing--even to this day."
Purchasing Manager, San Jose Marriott
“I was working in a single family restaurant prior, for three to four years and I wanted to find a community college program in the food industry so I could transfer to a four-year university. This program is very intensive. I went to school so I could start my journey in the food and beverage industry.
I wanted to be a GM of a cruise ship or work for American Airlines. But I needed to
start somewhere. (The program makes it) easier to understand the industry. It gives
you a boost so you are able to move up faster.”
“Cost Control was hard, and Haze (Dennis) made it harder for me. But I appreciate that. At the end of the day, I was able to understand all points of view for any operation.”
Restauranteur in Seattle
"It really provided me with a basis and a foundation (for what I'm doing now). It's like when you take Spanish, 1, 2, 3 in high school and you don't know a lick of Spanish. It gives you a foundation and one day it finally comes to you. I know own two restaurants and a catering business up in Seattle and Mission College prepared my for that day."