Rane Culinary Science Center

A Global Center
A revelation in culinary & hospitality education

Shaping the next generation of top-tier culinary and hospitality professionals while providing exceptional guest experiences in a revolutionary educational facility.

A State-of-the-Art Environment

"The Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center is going up at Auburn University this year. Its potential impact is enormous. It’s going to be one of the most interesting and exciting culinary education centers in America, if not the world..."

Chef Frank Stitt

Owner + Exec. Chef of Highlands Bar & Grill • 2018 James Beard Award - Outstanding Restaurant

The Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center at Auburn University stands to prepare graduates for an array of careers within the broad hospitality industry with immersive, hands-on learning opportunities, while also providing exceptional service to patrons visiting the facility’s state-of-the-art restaurant, hotel and food hall.

“There is a world of difference between merely pursuing a hospitality degree and studying to be a professional of excellence who is given an unparalleled opportunity to learn within an exceptional teaching facility.”

Horst Schulze

Horst Schulze Consulting

Building Designed to Inspire The Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center will be equipped with the latest technologies and resources students need to gain all of the necessary skills, grounded in science, to compete in the global marketplace. The center is an invaluable addition to a highly respected hospitality management program and will improve quality of life for residents of the greater Auburn area, state of Alabama and the Southeast.

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AU Hospitality Program

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