Our Mission

The mission of the Los Angeles Hospitality Education Center is to provide fast-paced, short-term, skills-based education that equips graduates with work-ready skills to enable them to obtain entry-level employment in the culinary and hospitality industries. We welcome qualified applicants at every stage in their career, from recent high school graduates to adult learners and other non-traditional students.

Our goal is to provide an interactive, hands-on learning environment that fosters the development of work-oriented analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and safety in the workplace.

Instructional Years

Low Teacher to Student Ratio


Program Options

Hands-On Education


The Los Angeles Hospitality Education Center (LAHEC) is located at the Hollywood Park Entertainment District, in Inglewood, CA. This district is a 298-acre urban village anchored by the region’s newest shopping street, restaurants, and multiple major sports and entertainment venues. The village will include two million square feet of Class A commercial space, 2,500 modern residences, a 70,000 seat National Football League (NFL) stadium, 6,000 seat performing arts venue, and 25 acres of public parks.

The centerpiece of the entertainment district is SoFi Stadium the home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. In 2028 when Los Angeles welcomes the Olympic Games, the stadium will co-host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In addition to sporting events, the stadium will feature major concerts, shows and other entertainment events attracting guests from across the region and the world.

The Los Angeles Hospitality Education Center will provide its students with a skills-based curriculum designed to prepare its students and graduates with work-ready skills to quickly become a productive member of the hospitality workforce. We believe that exceptional hospitality experiences should extend beyond game day and show time. From five-star feasts and craft cocktails to local eats and sizzling chef-inspired creations. Fresh, creative cuisine is just the beginning. We believe that true industry professionals strive to surprise and delight their guests at every turn.

It is anticipated that the Hollywood Park Entertainment District will generate job creation for several thousand new members of the hospitality workforce.