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.

What We Offer

Employment & Certification Trainings

The Hospitality Institute offers a variety of training options including Culinary, Hospitality, Food Safety, Customer Service, Work Readiness, Motivation and Life Skills, and COVID-19 Procedures.

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.

Customized Training for Businesses

The Hospitality Institute can create customized training specifically for a business or organization’s needs.


The Hospitality Institute supports industry with trained and work ready employees.

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Contact Information

The Hospitality Institute

Wolfson Campus
485 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Building 6, 3rd Floor, Room 6308
Miami, FL 33132

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

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