The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
Allison Mansion on the Walnut Hill College campus
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College was founded in 1974 as America's first private college to offer career training in fine dining and the luxury hospitality industry. The college offers four majors: Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management, Pastry Arts and Hotel Management. The majors are offered at the Associate and Bachelor's degree levels.
Located in the University City section of Philadelphia the campus features four open-to-the-public student-run restaurants, a pastry shop, bookstore and gift shop and a student cafe. The college offers on-site housing for students.
Special features are travel experiences which are included in the tuition. All Culinary and Pastry students in the associate degree participate in a week-long gastronomic tour of France. Restaurant and Hotel Management students participate in a week-long hospitality tour that includes behind-the-scenes tours of Walt Disney World Resort and other central Florida resorts followed by a cruise to the Bahamas. Students that continue their studies towards a bachelor's degree participate in a week-long Hospitality Tour of England.
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