Hospitality Management class as they tour the Ferry Building and Farmers Market.
Hospitality Management, BSBA

Student Experience

Your hospitality management experience is designed to provide hands-on, practical experience in a variety of settings.

Hands-On Learning

  • Our culinary lab recently underwent a major renovation to ensure that you learn the best techniques with the latest equipment.
  • Trips to the farmers’ market at the San Francisco Ferry Building highlight menu planning and ingredient sourcing.
  • Tours of local hotels include a glimpse into ‘back of the house’ and talking with experts about life of hotel management.
  • Students site visits to fine dining restaurant owned by our alumni provide the opportunity to learn the art of food and wine pairings.
  • Volunteer opportunities at Moscone Center allow you to see how large conventions operate.
  • Trips to Napa Valley for tastings and winery tours give an insider’s look of wine country.

To Your Health: Students Transform the Thanksgiving Feast

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Students in the Introduction to the Techniques for Healthy Cooking class transformed a Thanksgiving feast.

Join Industry Organizations

As part of our commitment to a holistic hospitality curriculum, we offer extra-curricular activities and opportunities via The Hospitality Society (THS). THS provides you with invaluable industry networking opportunities at events both local and nationwide, such as HX: The Hotel Experience in New York, the industry’s largest conference; the Club Management of Association of America’s World Conference and Business Expo; and, the International Meeting Exchange (IMEX) in Las Vegas.

Alexa de la Torre

Alexa De La Torre '16

Event Marketing Associate at Indeni

What were your best experiences?

I enjoyed building relationships with my cohort. We spent 4 years learning together and leaning on each other in classes like Catering Management and the Events and Meetings course. Not only that, but I was able to participate in the International Meeting Exchange (IMEX) in Las Vegas and the Hotel Experience in New York.

Alexa De La Torre '16

Event Marketing Associate at Indeni