Culinary Arts and Nutrition: Culinary Arts Concentration A.A.S.
The Culinary Arts and Nutrition program is being discontinued and is not accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Currently enrolled students will have access to courses and resources until they graduate in May 2019.
Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the Culinary Arts and Nutrition: Culinary Arts Concentration program will no longer be accepting new students. Current Thompson School students in this program will continue to have access to the same high-quality education and resources until they graduate in 2019.
Students who complete the requirements for the culinary arts concentration are prepared for a variety of positions working as chefs in the hospitality industry. In a program that combines classroom work with practical experience, students learn and explore career opportunities, menu development, cost control, food safety, baking, nutrition, management skills, and general education. Culinary arts students manage and operate two on-campus restaurants that are open to the public. 180 Blue, a fine dining restaurant, and Stacey's Express, a lunchtime casual dining experience, serve as lab settings where students round out their culinary experience and build their skills as culinarians. Through a unique partnership with University Hospitality Services, students complete rotations in state-of-the-art production kitchens on campus at Holloway Commons. These rotations provide opportunities to develop proficiency in contemporary and classical culinary techniques and cooking methods related to a la carte, banquet, and quantity food production and service. The culinary arts concentration is annually reviewed by its own advisory committee of industry professionals, program faculty, and chef-instructors who revise the curriculum to meet changing industry needs. The culinary arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). Students who join the American Culinary Federation become certified culinarians after graduating from the Culinary Arts and Nutrition program.
Chef in restaurants, hotels, private clubs, theme parks, catering and banquet facilities, destination resorts, cruise ships, corporate chains, and health care facilities.
34 Sage Way
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1025