The Hospitality Institute

A Program of the Miami Hospitality Center


The Hospitality Institute is a program of the Miami Hospitality Center at Miami Dade College. The Hospitality Institute was established to connect Miami's low-income residents to job opportunities in the local hospitality and tourism industry. We offer hands-on hospitality, culinary, job readiness and customer service training completely free of charge. Since its inception in 2008, The Hospitality Institute has graduated several thousand participants and assisted them in finding sustainable employment. The Hospitality Institute's office is located at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus and trainings are delivered at various sites throughout Miami-Dade County.

The Hospitality Institute Training Programs

For information on registering for one of our no-cost trainings, please call 305-237-3267.

Hospitality Certification & Employment Training – Homestead Campus and North Campus

6-week training in key entry-level hospitality positions: Guest Service Specialist, Food Service Specialist and Hotel Property Specialist, including Guest Service Gold Certification.

Culinary & Catering Employment Training – Wolfson Campus

10-week training in the exciting catering and culinary field, including Food Handler Certification.

Food Safety Training and Customer Service Training – Gibson Education Center

4-hour training and certification in either State of Florida SafeStaff Food Handler or American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Guest Service Gold.

Overtown Training Opportunities

The Hospitality Institute has been delivering training to Overtown residents and businesses since 2008. Training opportunities are available in Food Truck Business & Operations, Hospitality, Culinary, Job Readiness, Food Safety, Customer Service and our annual Camp Hope at MDC for Overtown youth.


Are you looking for trained and work ready employees? Please call us at 305-237-3267 for referrals.

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The Hospitality Institute

Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Building 3, 7th Floor, Room 3704-39
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 237-3267

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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