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Culinary Management

Culinary Management Bachelor of Science

The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University can help you prepare for it.

Program Overview

In the Culinary Management program, you’ll focus on communications, training, leadership, management, accounting, marketing, financial management, and employee relations. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as restaurant manager or catering manager.
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Program Description

The Culinary Management bachelor’s degree program blends theoretical and hands-on learning in the areas of culinary arts, management, human resources, finance, food and beverage operations and service. Students will be exposed to a variety of world cuisines and use ingredients and techniques from around the globe. Instruction in kitchen management, purchasing, cost control, menu design, and dining room operation provides students with business acumen. This degree takes an in-depth, comprehensive approach to culinary education; a management externship is an integral part of the curriculum as it provides an opportunity for application to real world situations. The program also includes a senior-level capstone class and senior practicum that require students to apply all of their learned managerial and leadership skills.

Program Objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:
• Identify, establish and maintain safety and sanitation procedures which meet industry quality standards.
• Demonstrate and articulate an awareness of the cross-cultural, moral, ethical and environmental issues in hospitality organizations and their relationship with all stakeholders.
• Analyze the food and beverage cost-control cycle and accounting practices, and implement controls to manage, maintain and ensure profitability
• Prepare a variety of international recipes using a variety of cooking techniques which meet industry quality standards.
• Apply standard Human Resource principles in regards to recruiting, retaining, and developing staff.
• Create a business plan for a food service outlet or hospitality company

Graduation Requirements
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management, students must: receive a passing grade or credit for all required coursework; earn a minimum of 180 quarter credits; achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; meet portfolio or other requirements as outlined by the program; and satisfy all financial obligations to The Art Institutes.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management, the Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts, the Associate of Science degree in Baking & Pastry, and Diploma programs in Art of Cooking and Baking & Pastry are accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.
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