Career Paths

The University of New Hampshire and the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture recently announced changes that will transform the Thompson School of Applied Science in response to the realities of higher education within our state and region.

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.

You can learn more about the university’s plan and find answers to frequently asked questions at The Future of the Thompson School.

CAN-careersBaking & 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.