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Stratford University School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Falls Church, Virginia

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General Information

Private, coeducational, university. Suburban campus. Founded in 1976. Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Program Information

Offered since 1990. Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. Program calendar is continuous. 12-month diploma in culinary arts. 15-month associate degree in baking and pastry arts. 15-month associate degree in hotel and restaurant management. 15-month associate degree in culinary arts. 30-month bachelor’s degree in hospitality management.

Program Affiliation

American Culinary Federation; American Institute of Baking; American Institute of Wine & Food; Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; Institute of Food Technologists; International Association of Culinary Professionals; National Restaurant Association; Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

Areas of Study

Baking; controlling costs in food service; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; food service math; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


Bake shop; 10 classrooms; coffee shop; computer laboratory; 3 food production kitchens; 2 gourmet dining rooms; library; public restaurant; snack shop; 2 student lounges; 4 teaching kitchens.

Student Profile

266 total: 173 full-time; 93 part-time.


15 total: 12 full-time; 3 part-time. 15 are industry professionals; 5 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: Glenn Walden, CEC, CCE; Richard King, CEC, CCE; Paul Hutchinson, CEC, CCE; Mitchell Watford, CEC. Faculty-student ratio: 1:17.

Special Programs

Guest chef demonstrations, paid internships, field trips.

Typical Expenses

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $295 per credit hour full-time, $295 per credit hour part-time. Program-related fees include $2560 for food, uniforms, knives; $100 for activity fee.

Financial Aid

In 2005, 25 scholarships were awarded (average award was $1000). Program-specific awards include American Academy of Chefs Scholarship, Nation’s Capital Chefs Association Scholarship, AIWF Scholarship. Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Apartment-style housing available. Average on-campus housing cost per month: $550. Average off-campus housing cost per month: $800.

Application Information

Students may begin participation year-round. Applications are accepted continuously. In 2005, 300 applied; 300 were accepted. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application.



Saibatu Kamarah
Admissions Department
School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
7777 Leesburg Pike
Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043
Telephone: 703-821-8570
Fax: 703-734-5336
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Stratford University School Of Culinary Arts And Hospitality Management Falls Church, Virginia