Jan 26, 2022
PROGRAM CODE: 33507
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Mark D’Alessandro
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.
Upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts degree program requirements, graduates will:
- become familiar with the purchasing, storage, and handling of meat, fish, poultry and dry goods in a food service environment
- demonstrate proper selection and use of equipment in a commercial kitchen setting
- demonstrate their understanding of food service management tools, (menu, recipe detail cost cards, specification sheets, inventory, prep sheets, production sheets) and the ability to use them successfully
- have learned safe food handling for the foodservice and demonstrate their ability to strategize their approach to food safety in a commercial foodservice setting
- demonstrate the ability to identify appropriate cooking techniques for a menu item and demonstrate competency in deployment of those techniques
- demonstrate the ability to scan a variety of foodservice styles (American/Russian and French) for the appropriate balance of colors, textures, proportion and nutrition
- demonstrate the ability to discuss appropriate food and beverage pairing
- demonstrate an understanding of wine, beer and spirits service
- demonstrate an understanding of management structures for front and back of house operations
- demonstrate the ability to identify a food business opportunity and develop a plan for creation of that business
Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination
scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.
Civic Engagement Experiences:
Two (2) Civic Engagement experiences satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component courses or approved outside
Writing Intensive Requirement:
One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200 or ENG 2400 also satisfies this requirement.
Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):
When Required Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major
* Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.
Flexible Core (3 Courses, 9 Credits):
When Flexible Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major
Select one (1) course from three (3) Groups A to E for a total of nine (9) credits. Each Course Must be in a Different Discipline
Each Course Must be in a Different Discipline
A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course
B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course
C. Creative Expression Designated Course
D. Individual and Society Designated Course
E. Scientific World Designated Course
Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.
Major Requirements (14 Courses, 38 Credits):
1 credit sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits