Hotel Restaurant Management


The Thriving World of Hospitality!

Are you seeking an exciting and rapidly expanding field for your future? Then take a look at the hospitality industry! With its diverse range of opportunities and continuous growth, hospitality offers an enticing career path for aspiring students like you.

Earn-to-Learn Program

New for 2023 is the Statler Erie Earn-to-Learn Program! This one-of-a-kind program at SUNY Erie allows students to earn money while earning their associate degree. Students get real-world, on-the-job work experience in the hotel/restaurant management industry and a paycheck at the same time. Do you have what it takes to be a Statler Scholar?

Learn More About the Statler Erie Earn-to-Learn Program!

Program Description
The hospitality industry, one of the nation's leading employers, is continually looking for well-qualified managers. Students entering the curriculum are provided with the skills and knowledge necessary for management positions in hotels, restaurants, country clubs, catering, sales, fine dining and quick service.

The program is designed to emphasize strategies for effective employee supervision, promotional techniques, and safe food-service sanitation practices. In addition, students will study cost control methods associated with running a hospitality operation. During the second year of the program, students are provided the opportunity to apply theory learned in lecture to real-life experiences carried out in both a full-functioning cafeteria setting and on-campus fine dining restaurant (Statler's Erie Room Restaurant). An eight-week internship in the hospitality industry concludes the program providing students with a well-rounded management-oriented experience.

Upon graduation, students are prepared to enter the job market or transfer to a four-year program. Transfer agreements are in place with many colleges. These include Niagara University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Florida International University, Paul Smith's College and Buffalo State College, just to mention a few.


Program Details

Campus: North

1 Year of Math
Food Preparation/Restaurant Experience

Pre-Admission Recommendations: HS or HSE Diploma (High School Equivalency)

Students must purchase an appropriate uniform for laboratory classes as prescribed by the faculty. Order forms are provided by curriculum.

For more information:
Eric Paner, Department Chair, North Campus
Room S150b
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 270-5199

Kyle Haak, City Campus
Room 472
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 270-2809