Creative University

Our award-winning corporate employee training and development program furthers the education of our employees and yours.


All Creative Dining general managers and executive leaders participate in Creative Leadership, a tailored 4-week leadership development program where we roll up our sleeves, receive hands-on training in various positions including dishwashing, preparing food, and serving. We gain an appreciation for the challenges of each role. Other leadership programs include:

  • New Manager Orientation
  • Annual Managers Meeting and CORE Awards
  • Mentor Program
  • Career Pathways
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

Hospitality Management

As a key ingredient of Creative University, Creative Dining proactively seeks out hospitality experts with the knowledge and skills to train our staff in high-quality hospitality management that meets and exceeds your expectations. Our hospitality management training programs include:

  • NRA ServSafe Food Handler Certification
  • NRA ServSuccess Professional Certification
  • Customer Service Training
  • Comprehensive Allergen Awareness Training

Culinary Arts

Through our online Creative Dining Culinary School curriculum, we continually train our culinary professionals without the unnecessary travel or high cost of other programs. We also offer extensive hands-on training through our bi-annual Chef Lab event. Lessons at the event include flavor mapping, the latest food trends, plating techniques, recipe development, teamwork, food costing, sustainability and more.

About Creative University

Creative University uses the motto: “In lifelong learning lies lifelong growth.” Our teams take courses focused on three disciplines: leadership, hospitality management and culinary arts. We emphasize both compliance training and skill improvement.