Department of Catering

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Learning skills to effectively manage banquets and catering is to be able to effectively manage the lion’s share of the budget for meetings, events and weddings –making catering knowledge a key career advantage.


Broad, practical courses in planning food and beverage operations and management techniques are taught by certified CMP, CSEP, CPCE professionals. Learning is project-based, not test-oriented. TISOH actively solicits guidance from NACE – the National Association for Catering and Events members to ensure integration of trends and changing consumer behavior.


If you want to enhance your meeting and event planning knowledge or have a passion for planning catering, this is a great career without having to be in the kitchen. Catering for meetings and events is a big part of any event planning budget. Being knowledgeable gives you a competitive advantage.



  • Award winning course developers and faculty

TISOH Academic Team Members Honored with Major Meeting/Event Industry Awards


— Patti Shock CPCE CHT
  • 2014 Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders
  • 2014 National Association for Catering & Events Industry Icon Award
  • 2014 National Association for Catering & Events Las Vegas Chapter Legacy Award
— Donnell Bayot Ph.D., CHE CPCE CFBE
  • 2014 Convention Industry Council Pacesetter Award for innovation in hospitality education
  • 2016 National Association for Catering & Events National President-Elect
— Cheryl Sgovio, CHE CPCE
  • 2012 National Association for Catering & Events George Zell Spirit of NACE Award

  • Relevant and practical curriculum developed by industry professionals
  • Industry professional faculty that provide cutting edge knowledge and mentoring opportunities
  • Course developers and faculty sit on national industry association boards provide program recognition by industry to benefit students
  • Located in the meeting and event capital of Las Vegas


TISOH Programs


Certificate Programs

Single-topic, focused learning