Hotel/Restaurant Management
Penn Foster

Program Details

Penn Foster Career School offers a Hotel/Restaurant Management Diploma. In this program, students study marketing, sales, food preparation, food service sanitation, and cost controls.  The diploma consists of six Instruction Sets, and students begin with building a support network and developing professional skills in marketing. The diploma program serves to improve communication skills through staff selection and learning different styles of management. Students wanting to enter the Hotel/Restaurant business need to learn basic housekeeping, and so begin with storage organization, moving on to the essentials for an effective cleaning process.

The Hotel/Restaurant Management program equips students in accounting, legal responsibilities of guests, implementation of cost control strategies, and basic maintenance. Students should learn food service set-up, dining service, menu design, nutritional considerations, and types of menu items. Important to food preparations, students study kitchen contents such as measurements, seasonings, cooking methods, and presentation. Concluding the Hotel/Restaurant Management program is food service sanitation. Students are exposed to the absolute importance of maintain a bacteria-free environment around food. Personal hygiene, storage sanitation, insect control, and contaminates are also covered.

Pursuing a career in Hotel/Restaurant Management will often lead to opportunities to oversee operations of a hotel or restaurant, ensuring the business is running to its fullest potential. To enroll in this program, students may submit an online application found on the Penn Foster Career School website.


This program requires a minimum of 8th grade education.

School Accreditation Statement

Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses

  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
  • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.