Food Service and Restaurant Administration

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About the Major

Major in Food Service and Restaurant Administration at Oneonta and prepare for a variety of careers in the growing hospitality management industry.

Curriculum

Can you imagine yourself as a cruise ship director, wedding planner, restaurant owner or catering manager? The Food Service and Restaurant Administration major incorporates hands-on learning throughout the course of study, giving you the knowledge, ability and confidence to succeed in the growing hospitality profession.

This program will prepare you for a career in restaurant management, hotel front desk and foodservice operations, the resort and cruise ship industries, catering and banquet operations, event and wedding planning, sales, purchasing, corporate management and much more. A related minor in event planning offers additional experience in organizing and managing events.

Course Topics Include

  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Hospitality
  • Introductory Foods
  • Cost Control and Service Management
  • Design, Layout and Operations
  • Restaurant and Catering Management
  • Hospitality Industry Organizational Diagnosis
  • Food Services System Management
  • Event Planning
  • Travel and Tourism

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Contact

Department of Human Ecology
607-436-2705

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Event Planning Minor

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Hands-On Learning Opportunities

As a Food Service and Restaurant Administration major, your lab experiences will provide you with real-world situations that hone your culinary, teamwork, service, management and leadership abilities. You will be involved in creating menus, producing food, serving guests and managing teams for luncheons, charitable events, cultural meals, wine-tasting dinners and more.

Facilities

In the Introductory Foods course, you’ll work in small teams at six separate cooking stations to prepare recipes using a variety of ingredients and methods.

Your professional experience will expand in our commercial kitchen, which offers the latest and most widely used industry technologies and has cold food, hot food and bakery cooking stations. There is a service area right off the kitchen where you will learn proper techniques in a dining room that can seat up to 80 guests.

Student Clubs

  • Edgy Veggies Society
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Food and Nutrition Association
  • Management Club
  • Nutrition for Performance Club

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