Founded in 1974 as The Restaurant School, Walnut Hill College is one of Philadelphia’s first colleges to focus on excellence in hospitality education. We prepare our students for the real world by combining classroom teaching with hands-on training in our award-winning restaurants, which are open to the public. Of course, the training we offer doesn’t just happen on campus. Our students live and learn in the heart of University City, Philadelphia, home to one of the largest student populations in America. With a bustling environment of restaurants and hotels right in our backyard, our students have incredible access to top-notch internships and jobs. And well beyond Philadelphia, our students go on tuition-paid travel adventures around the world! Hospitality tours of France and England and a cruise and resort tour of Florida & the Bahamas are the highlight of our programs. By studying the industry both locally and globally, students from Walnut Hill College can expand their knowledge and thrive wherever their careers take them.
Walnut Hill College is dedicated to providing a distinctive educational experience that inspires students toward professionalism, civic responsibility, and lifelong learning for success in their chosen career field.
If you have a dynamic and energetic personality driven by a passion to be a part of the hospitality industry, consider The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. The Restaurant School offers its 433 students associates and bachelor degrees with majors in Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Restaurant Management and Hotel Management.
A recently-expanded, popular 130-seat restaurant with a 45-foot atrium ceiling is part of the Philadelphia-based college's 28,000-square foot facility. All full-time and part-time culinary and pastry students participate in a seven-day tour of France. Management students participate in a seven-day tour of the culinary facilities of Disney World in Orlando.
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College has a unique housing program - with many different options available. Please contact the Office of Admissions for additional information and current dorm room rates.