Careers in Culinary Arts and Nutrition

In this hands-on program you'll learn the necessary components and the practical skills for a career in the Culinary Arts and Nutrition or Baking and Pastry Arts. Students learn by doing; preparing menus featuring American Regional and International Cuisine for the pubic in our restaurant, 180 Blue and preparing baked goods and pastries and fresh foods for lunch for sale at Stacey's Express. In class and in lab, learn about classical and modern menu development, cost control and nutrition. Students prepare for a career they can be passionate about, and if they choose, after graduation, use the opportunity of being at UNH to advance their education to the next level with a complementary Baccalaureate degree.

Baking & Pastry Arts

  • Baker in diverse environments including commercial, retail, restaurants, hotels, catering operations
  • Entrepreneurs in small businesses.

Culinary Arts
In addition to the traditional roles as entry-level chefs, graduates of the Culinary Arts concentration may find career opportunities as:

  • Full Service Restaurants - Overseeing the kitchen and cooking for restaurant patrons.
  • Food and Beverage Managers in restaurants
  • Hotels - Many hotels have dining rooms and restaurants.
  • Culinary Educators for colleges and culinary schools
  • Research and Development for manufacturers developing new foods or product lines
  • Hospitals, Retirement Centers, Corporations as chefs
  • Personal chef for individuals or families.
  • Food Critics and Writers for magazines or news organizations
  • Food Stylists for magazines, books, catalogs and advertising.

*The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry level salary.