Charlotteans wanting to enter the Queen City’s growing hospitality and restaurant market are best served applying to Johnson & Wales University. Since 1914, this private, nonprofit university has helped students attain proffesional careers. Approximatley 2,500 students currenlty attend the Charlotte campus.

Johnson & Wales University Charlotte offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees through their College of Business, College of Culinary Arts, and The Hospitality College. Students can learn skills like restaurant management, marketing, and culinary arts.

JWU Charlotte offers Chef’s Choice Recreational Cooking Courses where proffesional chef-instructors give hands-on cooking lessons;

There is also a Wine and Spirit Certificate Program that offers non-credit beverage certifications;

Anyone interested in applying can call the administrations office at 866-598-2427 or email

As a residential campus, JWU Charlotte houses more than 1,300 students each year in dorm halls, suites, and living-learning communities.

Anyone interested in applying for housing can call Residential Life at 980-598-1800, or email

Location: 801 W Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28202

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