Culinary Arts Management, A.A.S. , Major #2392

Culinary Arts Management is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

The Culinary Arts Management program combines classroom time, laboratory learning, hands-on experience and cooperative work experiences with a goal of developing students who are both ready for the world of work or for transfer to an upper-level curriculum. The program has a foundation in culinary arts courses focusing on basic skills, garde manger, meat/seafood/poultry fabrication, stocks, sauces, soups, baking and pastry. Students will also progress through management and business classes to a final semester capstone course where they will assist in the operation of the kitchen at the Copper Turret Restaurant in the Village of Morrisville. The Copper Turret, which is operated year round by the Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation, will serve as the learning laboratory for this program. Students will be prepared for positions in restaurants, country clubs, resorts, banquet facilities, commercial kitchens, and all other food service operations.

The Culinary Arts Management program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and provides students with a culinary education that has depth and breadth as well as crucial work experience. The Culinary Arts Management program is designed to expose students to a broad range of career options to which they can add specificity through their work experience during and after completing the curriculum.   Graduates of the program are prepared for positions as chefs, sous chef, line cook, kitchen manager, pastry chef, garde manger, and shift managers in restaurants, schools, health care and university food operations, and other institutions.

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge required of culinarians and apply them in a commercial kitchen operation

  • Demonstrate industry-standard knowledge and skills regarding sanitation, food safety, nutrition and supervision in the hospitality industry

  • Anticipate and manage labor and food costs in order to operate an economically sustainable establishment

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a professional bakery

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a professional kitchen as a prep, line and pantry cook

  • Demonstrate an understanding of purchasing in the hospitality industry by writing food specifications, applying purchasing practices, interpreting market trends, using new technology applications, and analyzing operational cost control

  • Explain basic concepts involved in marketing and how they can be applied to food service operations to facilitate financial objectives

  • Identify and illustrate the basic elements of equipment design and layout in food service facilities

  • Possess an extensive business portfolio that displays an up to date resume, cover letter, skill set, work philosophy, career goals and extensive work samples

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the global hospitality industry and how the food service industry fits

 

Curriculum Requirements - 63 Credits

Course

Credits

ACCT Accounting as Advised     

3

CUL 101 - Culinary Arts 1

4

CUL 111 - Professional Baking 

3

CUL 201 - Advanced Culinary Arts

4

CUL 211 - Culinary Restaurant

6

CAS 240 - Hospitality Sales and Marketing

3

FSAD 102 - Applied Food Service Sanitation

1

FSAD 153 - Fundamentals of Hospitality Mgt

3

FSAD 154 - Equipment Selection and Layout

3

FSAD 201 - Cooperative Summer Work

2

FSAD 255 - Food Purchasing & Cost Control

4

FSAD 257 - Senior Seminar

1

NUTR 108 - Basic Nutrition

3

FSAD 200 - Internship in Customer Service

OR

TOUR 106 - Intro to Travel/Tourism Hospitality Industry

3

COMP (as advised)

3

Additional SUNY General Education Credits

17

Suggested Course Sequence

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 16 Credits

COMP As advised

3

CUL 101 - Culinary Arts I

4

FSAD 102 - Applied Food Service Sanitation

1

CUL 111 - Professional Baking

OR

SUNY GER

3

SUNY GER

5

Year 1/Spring - 15 Credits

CUL 111 - Professional Baking

OR

SUNY GER

3

FSAD 153 - Fundamentals of Hospitality Mgmt

3

FSAD 154 - Equipment Selection & Layout

3

NUTR 108 - Basic Nutrition

3

FSAD 200 - Internship in Customer Service

OR

TOUR 106 - Intro to Travel/Tourism Hospitality Industry

3

Year 2/Fall - 16 Credits

CAS 240 - Hospitality Sales & Marketing

3

CUL 201 - Advanced Culinary Arts

4

FSAD 201 - Summer Cooperative Employment

2

FSAD 255 - Food Purchasing & Cost Control

4

SUNY GER

3

Year 2/Spring - 16 Credits

ACCT 100 - Accounting Info & Mgmt Decisions

OR

ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I

3

CUL 211 - Culinary Restaurant

6

FSAD 257 - Career Seminar

1

SUNY GER

3

SUNY GER

3