Charlotte Community Programs

Certificate Programs | Chef’s Choice | Facility Rentals | Summer Camps | Summer Intern Housing


The university reserves the right to alter or cancel community programs based on changing COVID-19 guidelines.


Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Johnson & Wales University is an Approved Program Provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), a globally recognized organization providing education and qualifications in wine, spirits and sake for professionals and enthusiasts. Whether you are a trade professional or simply an enthusiast, take your knowledge to the next level with a WSET course today.

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Chef’s Choice to Educate and Entertain
Whether you’d like to take your culinary skills to the next level, or entertain your corporate clients, JWU’s Chef’s Choice© program is designed with your needs in mind.

  • Community Cooking Classes
    Sharpen your skills through hands-on cooking and baking classes, led by our professional chef instructors. Classes offered throughout the academic year.
  • Customized Corporate Experiences
    Let JWU create a unique teambuilding experience for your clients, employees or guests. From hands-on cooking classes to interactive food and wine pairing dinners and Iron Chef-style competitions, we will create a customized experience for your next corporate event.

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Johnson & Wales University offers rental of the Hance Auditorium, University Events Center (UEC), academic classrooms, computer labs, Wildcat Center gymnasium, and group fitness room to nonprofit and for-profit companies. For facility rental inquiries, contact Special Events at or call 980-598-1471.

JWU Charlotte Facility Rentals


Ignite your child’s passion by investing in the camp experience of a lifetime! Johnson & Wales University’s summer camps offer exciting programs taught by our instructors and professional chefs. Designed for children and teens, these programs combine education, skill development, and hands-on learning. Programs include culinary and baking & pastry camps, Career Explorations, athletic clinics and more.

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Any graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a summer internship in Charlotte or the surrounding area is eligible for summer housing at Johnson & Wales University. City View Towers is apartment-style housing located in Uptown Charlotte’s Fourth Ward. This prime uptown location makes this the perfect housing option for interns participating in programs at any of the uptown banking institutions, law offices, accounting firms, and much more.

Explore the Summer Internship Housing Program and Apply