Food Service Management

Associate in Applied Science

Designed to provide the skills needed to manage a restaurant or food service outlet, this degree puts graduates on the track to manage food service operations, such as those in hospitals, corporate cafeterias, upscale fast food operations and chain restaurants. This can also be taken as a dual degree with Culinary Arts.

Students are required to take the Placement Test and, if applicable, complete all mathematics and reading courses with a C or better, up to and including MATH074-Introduction to Algebra II and/or MATH099-Accelerated Elementary Algebra and ENGL080-Reading and Writing II. General Education courses may be taken as offered during the program. For information, contact the culinary arts department at (609)343-4944 or visit the Academy of Culinary Arts home page.

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Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism and exceptional work ethics;
  • Relate the importance of participation in community activities;
  • Perform effectively in teams;
  • Identify environmental and conservation issues related to the culinary industries;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills appropriate for entry-level culinary positions;
  • Articulate the need and value of life-long learning as it relates to career goals;
  • Compare and contrast traditional and non-traditional career opportunities;
  • Identify industry expectations through on-the-job training;
  • Identify industry sanitation standards;
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computation skills;
  • Know and apply industry equipment safety standards;
  • Demonstrate organizational proficiency;
  • Articulate an understanding of cultural diversity.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 22 credits
When a general education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (7 credits)  
    General Education Science course
4
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course
3
Humanities (3 credits)  
    Choose HIST101, HIST102, HUMT201 or HUMT202
3
General Education Elective (3 credits)  
    General Education course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
22
PROGRAM COURSES - 38 credits
    CUBP110-Foundations of the Bake Shop
2
    CULN101-Introduction to the Culinary Profession
2
    CULN108-Introduction to Sensory Evaluation & the Cold Foods Kitchen
2
    CULN125-Kitchen Foundations: Stocks, Soups, Sauces
2
    CULN130-Vegetables, Starches and Grains
2
    CULN134-Breakfast Cookery
1
    CULN140-Culinary Math & the Successful Chef
1
    CULN165-Meat Cookery
2
    CULN170-Poultry and Seafood Cookery
2
    HOSP134-Restaurant Operations
3
    HOSP215-Beverage Operations: Wine, Beer and Spirits
3
    HOSP250-Catering and Events Planning
3
    Management Related Program Courses (13 credits)  
       ACCT130-Financial Accounting
4
       BUSN202-Principles of Marketing
3
       Choose BUSN222-Principles of Management or HOSP205-Human Resources Management
3
       Choose BUSN210-Business Law or HOSP225-Hospitality Law
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
38
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
60
(CFSM) EFFECTIVE FALL 2019  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester (13 credits)
ENGL101 Composition I
3
CULN101 Introduction to the Culinary Profession
2
CULN108 Introduction to Sensory Evaluation & the Cold Foods Kitchen
2
CULN125 Kitchen Foundations: Stocks, Soups, Sauces
2
CULN130 Vegetables, Starches and Grains
2
CULN134 Breakfast Cookery
1
CULN140 Culinary Math & the Successful Chef
1
Second Semester (15 credits)
BUSN202 Principles of Marketing
3
ENGL102 Composition II
3
Choose BUSN222 or HOSP205
3
CUBP110 Fundamentals of the Bake Shop
2
CULN165 Meat Cookery
2
CULN170 Poultry and Seafood Cookery
2
Third Semester (16 credits)
ACCT130 Financial Accounting
4
HOSP134 Restaurant Operations
3
HOSP215 Beverage Operations: Wine, Beer and Spirits
3
HOSP250 Catering and Events Planning
3
Choose BUSN210 or HOSP225
3
Fourth Semester (16 credits)
CISM125 Introduction to Computers
3
Choose General Education course
3
Choose HIST101, HIST102, HUMT201, HUMT202
3
Gen Ed Science course
4
Gen Ed Social Science course
3