Culinary Arts (CULN)

Classes

CULN 100 : Math for the Culinary Arts

This course introduces the quantitative methods, reasoning, and operations necessary to perform tasks and solve problems needed by culinary professionals. The quantitative methods covered include computation measurement, ratio, proportion and percent; conversions, recipe scaling, yield percent and recipe costing; baker's percentage and kitchen ratios; purchasing; and proportioning. Applications include interpretation and analysis of quantitative information needed in culinary situations.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Semester Offered

Spring

CULN 101B : Introduction to Food Service, Basic Skills, and Sanitation

This course will provide an overview of the rapidly growing food service industry from entry level to management positions. Students will learn the basic skills needed to enter an entry-level position with an emphasis on sound work ethics and attitudes required to seek employment in the food service industry.

credits

4

Class Hours

1 lecture and 6 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 101C : Introduction to Food Service, Short Order, and Quantity Food Cookery

This course will provide an overview of the rapidly growing food service industry from entry level to management positions. The students will reinforce the basic skills needed to enter an entry level position with an emphasis on sound work ethics and attitudes required to seek employment in the food service industry. This course emphasizes high production standards, attractive service, use of proper equipment, and efficient use of time.

Students will demonstrate principles in quantity food preparation using large quantity equipment. This course also stresses food selection, proper food storage/sanitation, and recipe and product evaluations.

credits

4

Class Hours

1 lecture and 6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in CULN 101B.

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 102B : Introduction to Food Service, Breakfast Cookery, and Cafeteria Service

This course will provide an overview of the rapidly growing food service industry with the basic skills needed to enter an entry level position with an emphasis on sound work ethics and attitude required to seek employment in the food service industry. This course emphasizes high production standards, attractive service, use of proper equipment, and efficient use of time. The course also stresses food selection, proper food storage/ sanitation, and recipe and product evaluations. This course introduces students to breakfast short order cooking concepts and includes instruction and practical application in the following: eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast, and hot cereals.

Students will also be trained in offering weekly specials for cafeteria operation.

credits

4

Class Hours

1 lecture and 6 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Spring

CULN 102C : Introduction to Food Service, Pantry Development, and Basic Baking

This course will provide an overview of the rapidly growing food service industry with the basic skills needed to enter an entry level position with an emphasis on sound work ethics and attitudes required to seek employment in the food service industry. This course emphasizes high production standards, attractive service, use of proper equipment, and efficient use of time. The course also stresses food selection, proper food storage/sanitation, and recipe and product evaluations.

Students will gain knowledge and skills in the preparation and presentation of hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and salad dressings. This course is an introduction to baking, emphasizing the basic formulas, fundamentals, and procedures.

credits

4

Class Hours

1 lecture and 6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in CULN 102B.

Semester Offered

Spring

CULN 111 : Introduction to the Culinary Industry

This course provides an overview of the culinary industry within the aspects of the entire hospitality industry. It provides students with an introduction to the historical, social, and cultural forces that have affected and shaped the industry of today. Students will identify job qualifications and opportunities, professional standards, communication skills, and attitudes essential for successful workers in the industry.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 112 : Sanitation and Safety

This course is the study and application of principles and procedures of sanitation and safety in the hospitality industry. This course includes the study of foodborne illnesses, biological hazards, chemical hazards, physical hazards, and cross-contamination as they may occur during the flow of food. An introduction to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and other sanitation and safety programs will also be presented. Safety issues and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and standards will be covered as they apply to the hospitality industry.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 106.

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 115 : Menu Merchandising

This course is a study of the factors involved in planning effective menus for a variety of food service operations. This course includes the design, format, selection, costing, pricing, and balance of menu items based on an understanding of the needs of various target markets.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in BUSN 188 or qualified for ENG 100 or higher and MATH 100 or higher.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring

CULN 116 : Introduction to Culinary Sustainability

This course overviews a variety of sustainable practices, and examines how to implement them in a food service operation. Students will learn to combine elements of purchasing/receiving, energy and water conservation, and recycling to help control costs while reaping the benefits of being good environmental stewards.

credits

1

Class Hours

1 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 121 : Culinary Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts, skills, and techniques of food preparation. Course coverage includes use of standardized recipes, as well as basic fabrication and cooking methods for proteins, stocks, soups, sauces, seafood, vegetables, and starches. Students will learn to identify, use, and maintain all equipment, tools, and utensils in a safe and sanitary manner.

credits

4

Class Hours

9 lab and 2 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in CULN 112. Qualified for ENG 106. Qualified for MATH 82X. 

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 130 : Intermediate Cookery

This course focuses on the application of basic concepts, skills, and techniques in fundamentals of cookery, short order cookery (including breakfast cookery as found in coffee shops, snack bars, and other quick service outlets with an emphasis in American Regional Cuisine), and quantity food production with emphasis on menu development, recipe standardization and conversion, and quality control. This course also includes experience in both quantity food production and short order cookery.

credits

5

Class Hours

1 lecture, 2 lecture/lab, and 9 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in CULN 121.

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 150 : Fundamentals of Baking

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts, skills, and techniques of basic baking. Special emphasis is placed on the study of ingredient functions, product identification, weights, measures, and proper use and maintenance of bakeshop tools and equipment. Students identify the basic baking concepts and techniques in preparing items such as quick breads, yeast breads, pies, cakes, cookies, dessert sauces, custards, and creams.

 

credits

5

Class Hours

1 lecture, 2 lecture/lab, and 9 lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in CULN 130.

Semester Offered

Spring

CULN 160 : Dining Room Operations

This course is the study and application of the variety of service styles and techniques practiced by industry with special emphasis on the importance of the relationship coordination between the front and the back of the house. It includes the study of the principles, practices, responsibilities and liabilities associated with alcohol service.

credits

5

Class Hours

1 lecture, 2 lecture/lab, and 9 lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in CULN 150.

Semester Offered

Spring

CULN 185 : Culinary Nutrition

This course provides basic overall nutrition education, including functions of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, metabolic and other physiological processes, diet-related health concerns, and global health issues.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 106. Qualified for MATH 82X.

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 221 : Continental Cuisine

This course focuses on expanding competencies gained in Fundamentals of Cookery, Intermediate Cookery, and other prior culinary courses, emphasizing creativity and the refining and perfecting of skills and techniques acquired. Students specialize in cooked-to-order dishes typically served in hotels and fine dining restaurants with special emphasis on the classical cuisines. This course also covers the preparation and presentation of Continental and European cuisines.

 

credits

5

Class Hours

1 lecture, 2 lecture/lab, and 9 lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in CULN 150 and CULN 160.

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 222 : Asian Pacific Cuisine

This course focuses on basic classical Asian/Pacific cookery techniques that have evolved into the culinary concepts and flavors utilized in Pacific Rim and Hawaii Regional cuisine. Through the production of the contemporary menu, students learn about cooking techniques, specialty ingredients, seasonal foods, spices, and herbs.

 

credits

5

Class Hours

1 lecture, 2 lecture/lab, and 9 lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in CULN 221.

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 242 : Applied Garde Manger

This course is a study of the basic Garde Manger principles as well as the functions and duties of the department as it relates to and integrates with other kitchen operations. The preparation of specialty items such as aspics, chaud-froids, forcemeat, pates, terrines, galantines, mousses, as well as ice sculpturing, tallow sculpturing, and fruit and vegetable carving will be covered in this seven and a half week course.

credits

5

Class Hours

2 lecture, 2 lecture/lab, and 9 lab

Prerequisites

 “C” or higher in both CULN 221 and CULN 222 or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Spring

CULN 271 : Hospitality Purchasing and Cost Control

In this course, students will analyze purchasing and food control systems in commercial food service operations. Students will practice cost and sales analysis, comparative buying, and inventory control.

credits

4

Class Hours

3 lecture and 3 lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for MATH 100 or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Fall

CULN 275 : Human Resource Management and Supervision

This course is designed to prepare the student for the transition from employee to supervisor in a food service operation. Students will learn to identify and evaluate various leadership styles and techniques. Course content also includes employee training, motivation, and evaluation techniques common in food service operations.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in CULN 271. Qualified for ENG 100.

Semester Offered

Spring

CULN 294 : Culinary Arts Practicum

This capstone course is designed to integrate culinary training with academic studies and field experience using fundamental cooking techniques, food science, aesthetics, managerial principles, and sensory perception as the framework. Students will plan, organize, staff, direct, and control a restaurant on campus. They will be responsible for menu designs, service, finances, purchasing, and productivity. The instructor serves as a resource in the areas of market analysis, menu creation and design, cost control, and financial analysis.

credits

5

Class Hours

1 lecture, 2 lecture/lab, and 9 lab

Prerequisites

Approval of instructor or "C" or higher in CULN 185, CULN 242, and CULN 271.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring