Investing in Your Future

Taking the next (or first) step in your hospitality career can be daunting. Our competitive pricing, in-depth experience and professional instructors make the journey exciting and rewarding.

Access and Experience

Expand and sharpen your hospitality skills with direct access to seasoned industry experts. Learn best practices that will help you excel throughout your career.

Flexible Learning

We believe that learning is driven by individual goals and comfort levels. Participants can access programs and certifications through a variety of mediums, including online, in-person and even consultancy services.

Hospitality Training

Unparalleled Service Excellence and Leadership

The Academy for Hospitality Arts is seated in the belief that exceptional service starts with intentional planning. With 130 years of combined experience across an array of settings– including hotels, restaurants, county clubs, fine dining, and entertainment complexes–we are the heartbeat of hospitality. Our mission is to educate, enrich and inspire hospitality professionals leveraging our collective knowledge managing more than 10,000 events across the globe.

The concept of walking the walk is the heart of our online, in-person training and consultancy offerings. Having served as operators, event managers, captains, waiters, and bartenders, we want to provide courses that create a blueprint for all hospitality professionals. We are excited to inspire the next generation as a holistic hospitality partner.

Our Courses

In hospitality, the goal is to deliver consistent, safe and memorable guest experiences. Our AHA faculty and staff bring personal learnings and lessons that reinforce the importance of holistic hospitality. The result is participants have the opportunity to engage and interact with true professionals, which leads to personal growth and influences career trajectory.

The Academy for Hospitality Arts (AHA) offers a range of flexible training offerings designed to meet the needs of hospitality professionals no matter where they are in their careers. Leveraging decades of industry experience, the AHA seeks to inspire and empower hospitality professionals and businesses alike through an array of courses and certifications.


What kind of support will I receive?2021-05-05T12:33:14+00:00

The AHA team is here to support all of your hospitality career needs. From providing instruction to sharing professional advice to assisting with job placement, we are your full-service partner.  

How can I learn more about AHA courses and certifications?2021-05-05T12:32:32+00:00

We invite you to explore our courses page to view a full list of our current and upcoming offerings. You can also sign up for our our newsletter to ensure you never miss an opportunity to unlock your full potential. For additional questions, please contact us.

I’m ready to get started! What’s next?2021-05-05T12:30:34+00:00

Visit our Courses Page. If the course you’ve identified is open for enrollment,  you can register and start the course at any time. Simply click ‘add to cart’ and follow prompts to complete the registration process.   

What is the difference between a final exam and a certification exam?2021-05-05T12:28:16+00:00

AHA’s final exams consist of 100+ randomized questions in an effort to test overall knowledge on specific course material. Our certification exams are credentialing tests used to determine if students are knowledgeable enough in a specific area for practical application. Think of exams as educational tests and certifications as application tests. Both are important to your career! 

Are AHA courses self-paced?2021-05-05T12:27:09+00:00

We firmly believe that each student’s journey is unique. This mindset extends to our course and certification formats, which are all self-paced. Using this structure promotes confidence and focus for students to complete assignments on their own timeline.  

Do courses contribute to certifications?2021-05-05T12:26:31+00:00

AHA’s vision is to elevate the hospitality industry through a standardized framework for service excellence. We see this goal as a progressive path for students in terms of completing courses that will in turn elevate their careers. For many students, courses are a starting point with a build up to certifications. The good news: all of AHA’s courses are prerequisites for our certification programs meaning there is an ongoing opportunity to further your professional development.  

What career counseling is available?2021-05-05T12:25:30+00:00

The AHA team includes hospitality professionals with decades of experience. From catering to restaurants to event management and more, we’ve walked the walk. A big part of our learning structure is to infuse our hands-on experience with industry best practices to set students up for long-term success. We offer a range of career services, including one-on-one advising, group discussions and job placement recommendations. Career counseling is woven into AHA and reflects our mission to educate, enrich and inspire hospitality professionals.  

Restaurant vs. Catering: How do I choose my path?2021-05-05T12:24:38+00:00

When choosing a career path, many factors come into play. Are you seeking a structured and regimented role? A more flexible work schedule? Addressing these questions can help you identify the professional path that best suits your lifestyle.  

Restaurant roles are typically more reliable and follow a hierarchy with culinary and service roles. There is stability in terms of scheduling and set shifts.

Catering is more agile by way of event types, audiences and time commitment. While both options have innate differences, they both require the same foundational knowledge and dedication.  

Our seasoned team members have real-world industry experience and insights to support you on your journey. No matter your path, AHA is here to help you deliver service excellence with every role, every time.  

How will AHA courses enhance my hospitality degree?2021-05-05T12:24:02+00:00

Improving and honing your craft is how you move from good to great. AHA’s curated courses and certifications are for a range of hospitality professionals, including those with hospitality degrees. Our mission at AHA is to elevate the hospitality industry through a standardized framework for service excellenceand that’s what our offerings do. By focusing on policies, protocols and best practices, we help hospitality professionals enhance efficiency, improve safety and deliver memorable experiences.  

What are the benefits of an Academy for Hospitality Arts certification?2021-05-05T12:22:53+00:00
  1. AHA’s certifications are a valuable addition to your toolkit in an evolving hospitality world.  
  2. Educational certifications reflect dedication, enhance your resume and make you a more well-rounded professional.  
  3. AHA certifications are a stepping stone to advancing your career, growing your network and expanding your skill set.  
How will AHA homework assignments advance my career?2021-05-05T12:18:45+00:00
  1. We believe that practice and repetition are critical to sharpening your hospitality skills. The assignments provided in each course and certification program are designed to simulate real world scenarios to ensure preparedness and professionalism.    
  2. Having a pulse on your progress is essential in terms of identifying areas of improvement. Homework assignments provide comprehension checks to help you moderate progress and achieve key milestones.  
  3. AHA believes that an investment in our programs requires an investment of your time. Completing homework assignments is an exercise in practical application and building your knowledge base for career advancement.  

AHA Offerings

+ Industry-vetted and crafted curriculum

+ Flexible course and certification options

+ Comprehensive, intuitive learning platform

+ Discounts for groups and businesses

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    Mission Statement

    To educate, enrich and inspire hospitality professionals.

    Vision Statement

    To elevate the hospitality industry through a standardized framework for service excellence.


    The Academy for Hospitality Arts offers value at every skill level, from burgeoning service professionals to seasoned operators. Our range of curated, industry-leading courses will elevate your team’s potential.


    Focused on the art of service, the Academy for Hospitality Arts helps hospitality professionals expand their skill-sets and serve with confidence. Our course offerings are infused with decades of industry knowledge and designed to drive consistent service excellence.