Culinary Management | Western Technical College

Culinary Management

Associate of Applied Science

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If you’re a people person and like a fast-paced atmosphere, consider a culinary career. Opportunities abound in restaurants, healthcare facilities, institutions, and other areas where food is prepared and served. Our Culinary Management program prepares you for supervisory and management positions in the field by introducing you to the many types of operations within the food service industry and engaging you in performance-based instruction.

Culinary management students are taught how to train and supervise employees effectively and manage a food service operation efficiently.

In addition to obtaining general knowledge about the industry, students gain skills in critical thinking, computer use, human relations, and organization through classroom instruction, seminars, and on-the-job experiences. Students are given the opportunity to graduate with the nationally recognized ServSafe sanitation certification as well as learning the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety system.

*HACCP was developed by NASA

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Culinary Management

This program will cost about $10,500* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Dietary Manager
Food and Beverage Manager
Dining Room Manager
Catering Manager
Bakery and Deli Manager
School Food Service Manager
General Manager (GM)

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Apply principles of safety and sanitation in food service operations
  • Apply principles of nutrition
  • Demonstrate culinary skills
  • Manage food service operations
  • Plan menus
  • Analyze food service financial information
  • Relate food service operations to sustainability

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

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