Program offered to lift and extend culinary students’ career options
Johnna Headley, Copy Editor
Next fall, TWU will offer a two-year Culinology® program, which will be housed in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. TWU is the first university in Texas to offer a Culinology® program and only one of the 14 universities in the U.S. TWU has partnered with Tarrant, Dallas and Collin County Community College Districts, as well as Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas, to automatically offer a Bachelor’s of Applied Sciences in Culinary Science and Food Service Management for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Sciences.
A Bachelor’s of Applied Sciences from the Culinology® program can open doors for careers as research chefs, chef scientists, chef managers food service managers, and administrators in hospitals or schools. The quick, two-year program will allow students to focus and apply their knowledge of nutrition, food sciences and research methods to earn higher salaries as culinary professionals. In a TWU press release, Professor and Chair of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Dr. K. Shane Broughton said, “This will allow us to strengthen the backgrounds of our graduates so that they will be in even greater demand in the job market.”
Along with the Bachelor’s of Applied Sciences, students who successfully complete the program can choose to also obtain one of two possible certifications from the Research Chefs Association – Certified Research Chef® and Certified Culinary Scientist®.