Culinary arts management prepares you for a variety of job opportunities in the rapidly expanding food service industry. You will learn how to prepare food - from appetisers and soups to breads and desserts. Of course, you will also learn other essential skills such as sanitation, hygiene, safety procedures, cost control, human resource management and styles of table service.
A typical curriculum covers global cuisine, emphasising principles and procedures as well as the history, evolution and diversity of culinary arts. Other subjects can range from business management, to culinary skills, to culinary research.
Food fundamentals: theory, nutrition, diet and culture; patisserie/confectionery/baking; kitchen and larder skills; design and development of dishes; cuisine studies and gastronomy; sanitation, safety and hygiene.
Course durations differ according to level of certification. However, it takes at least three years to complete a degree in culinary arts.
While there are no specific prerequisite subjects for this course, you should have a strong interest in the food service industry and be skilful with your hands and meticulous, as well as hav a good sense of taste and aesthetics.
Employment opportunities can be found in hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, industrial catering and other food-related businesses. Graduates can also open their own catering services and restaurants.