Do you have a passion for food, travel, tourism and hotels? Consider turning this passion into a rewarding career through USF Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership programs!

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in Hospitality Management to help students launch a career in Florida’s booming tourism and hospitality industry. Our students don’t just sit in a classroom – they actively plan, execute and attend a variety of exciting events, including food and wine festivals, catered dinners and lavish banquets. At USFSM, you’ll gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to earn your dream job at a top hotel, restaurant, resort or hospitality organization.

Degrees & Programs

Do you want to learn how to manage a successful hospitality organization right here in Sarasota-Bradenton? With classes on campus, at our culinary lab or online, students have the opportunity to choose the learning style that best fits their needs. 

Degrees & Programs College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership

Culinary Innovation Lab

USFSM’s Culinary Innovation Lab on Main Street, Lakewood Ranch is a state-of-the-art teaching facility that serves as a culinary home for the College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership programs. The lab provides a fully-equipped teaching center for students, as well as an inviting venue for signature USFSM events.

Culinary Innovation Lab CHTL USFSM

Teaching Hotel

Our students also experience hands-on learning at the official “Teaching Hotel” for the College of Hospitality & Tourisim Leadership: The Resort at Longboat Key Club. Each semester, students from our College have the opportunity to shadow leaders at the resort through a variety of departments, from the front desk and housekeeping to leadership and more!

Teaching Hotel at USFSM

M3 Center for Hospitality Technology and Innovation

The mission of the M3 Center is to enable and conduct rigorous academic research of significance to the global hospitality industry. The center serves as a critical reporting outlet and resource for educational tools and innovation, conferences, training and forums for improving the connections between academia, industry and the society at large.

M3 Center CHTL USF Sarasota-Manatee

Delicious Events

The College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership regularly invites the community to experience the creative excellence of our faculty, staff and students.

Culinary Events at USFSM

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty bring extensive industry experience and advanced scholarship to the classroom, USFSM and our local communities.

USFSM CHTL Faculty & Staff

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