Kendall College has announced the launch of a new bachelor’s degree program in foodservice management, focused on preparing graduates for careers in network-based, large scale institutional and corporate foodservice operations.
The program, offered by Kendall’s School of Business, educates students in foodservice operations, logistics, procurement, nutrition, marketing, merchandising and retailing. The program prepares graduates for careers with food manufacturers, suppliers, nursing and residential care facilities, sports and entertainment service providers, educational services and schools, food marketing firms, and food retailers.
“Today’s foodservice market is competitive, and an increasing number of employers prefer to hire graduates who have degrees in a related field,” says Michelle Coussens, dean of the Kendall College School of Business. “At Kendall College, we have a long tradition of educating students in the fields of culinary arts, hospitality management and business. This innovative new business degree program leverages the strengths of our schools and provides students with a solid foundation to enter the growing and specialized areas of food production, retailing and distribution.”
The School of Business offers an immersive approach to learning which includes an industry internship and real-world, practical experiences in the classroom, helping prepare students to meet the professional demands of the industry. Within the BA in Foodservice Management program, students can choose one of the following concentrations: Management, Psychology, Professional Cookery or Baking and Pastry.
The new program starts in the summer of 2011. Classes are offered year-round, full or part-time, and in a traditional daytime format or a blended online/Saturday program for working adults.