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Culinary Nutrition & Food Management

Food and Nutrition (B.S.) :
Culinary Nutrition and Food Management Concentration

The Culinary Nutrition and Food Management concentration prepares students for employment in a variety of job positions and settings within the food industry.  Some of these positions include restaurant/foodservice manager, food event/program planner, nutrition coordinator, test kitchen manager, caterer, food supply specialist, and culinary & nutrition specialist.  Employment settings include restaurants, school, long term care, agritourism, local foods programs, food banks and feeding programs, hotels/resorts, cruises, amusement parks, and catered events such as weddings, banquets, and corporate meetings.

Graduates of the Culinary Nutrition and Food Management concentration will be able to

1. plan, promote, and execute delivery of creative food experiences to complement/meet consumer requests

2. evaluate and support the food and nutrition needs of diverse populations

3. evaluate problem situations in foodservice and culinary/food management industries and use critical and creative thinking to resolve those situations

4. manage financial and human resources for food-related programs and events

5. demonstrate professionalism through written and oral communication

6. implement sustainable food practices to meet food service needs

7. advocate for and support food justice and equity

The Culinary Nutrition and Food Management curriculum includes coursework in nutrition, culinary arts, foodservice management, business, and event planning.  Students gain hands-on experience in the student-managed Café Burrier and also complete a practicum.

Here is a Suggested Curriculum Guide.

Students interested in the Culinary Nutrition and Food Management concentration are admitted to EKU as pre-Food and Nutrition majors.  Application to the concentration typically occurs in spring of sophomore year, when the following admission requirements are met: (1) an EKU GPA of 2.5 or better, and (2) an overall combined GPA of 3.0 in ACC 200 and NFA 121, 201, 203, 317, with a grade of C or better in each course.

Requirements to graduate with a B.S. in Food and Nutrition, Culinary Nutrition & Food Management concentration, include an EKU GPA of 2.5 and a grade of C or better in all major core and concentration courses.


For further information on this program, contact the appropriate advisor based on the first letter of your last name.

Academic Advisor: (A-H)  Dr. Karina Christopher

Academic Advisor: (I-Q) Dr. Erin Eliassen

Academic Advisor: (R-Z)  Dr. Rachel Harrington

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