Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts students are engaged in a carefully designed curriculum combining theory with over 700 hours of practical application of culinary techniques in state of the art production kitchens located on the University of New Hampshire campus.

By combining classroom work with practical experience, students will learn:

  • Menu development and cost controls
  • Food safety
  • Baking
  • Culinary skills
  • Nutrition
  • American and International cuisine
  • Catering and Garde Manger
  • Management, business and computer applications
  • General Education 

Students will complete select rotations with University Hospitality Services and will run the Thompson School Culinary Arts restaurant, 180 Blue.  Culinary students will also apply their new skills while completing a 400 hour work experience, at a pre-approved establishment, during the summer of their first year.  Graduates will be prepared for a variety of positions as entry level chefs in the hospitality industry or may desire to continue their education to a four-year degree program.

The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission
of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

Questions? Contact:

Charlie Caramihalis

Barton 105
Durham, NH 03824