Culinary Arts and Nutrition

Managing a Career

The learning opportunities that abound in the Culinary Arts and Nutrition major were a boon to Stevens, who—just two years post graduation—is now the General Manager of the upscale York River House. Seasoned restaurateurs Ken West and Jeff Fenerty own the 6,300 square-foot establishment that sits on a knoll overlooking the York River.

The learning opportunities that abound in the Culinary Arts and Nutrition major were a boon to Stevens, who—just two years post graduation—is now the General Manager of the upscale York River House. Seasoned restaurateurs Ken West and Jeff Fenerty own the 6,300 square-foot establishment that sits on a knoll overlooking the York River. - See more at: http://colsa.unh.edu/article/managing-career#sthash.e9gsH21d.dpuf
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Fall Open House

Culinary Arts & Nutrition students bake cookies and put on a beautiful display of appetizers and good eats for our annual Fall Open House!

Culinary Team Competition 2013!

The Thompson School Culinary Team competed in the NH State Hot Food American Culinary Federation competition.  Each team is judged on its own merits with the top scoring team representing NH at the Regionals in Buffalo.  Our team scored a bronze medal and was only 1.33 points behind Southern New Hampshire University who also scored bronze.  The students did an outstanding job especially as this is only the second time we have competed.  Our goal next year is definitely to beat our SNHU!

Dietetic Technician

Dietetic Technician students visit York Food Pantry with samples and recipes that featured food pantry staples like pasta, canned beans, vegetables, and tuna.

In the Culinary Arts concentration you will:

  • Develop practical skills
  • Cook in on-site facilities
  • Become a professional in a high demand career
  • Study a wide range of topics from classical culinary cuisines to culinary nutrition
  • Participate in a summer work experience
  • Practice what you learn in our on-site restaurant 180 Blue
  • Earn industry-recognized certifications
  • Have the option to continue your studies in a four year program at UNH
  • Experience a balance of classroom learning complemented by application in real work settings where you interact with the public

In the Dietetic Technician concentration you will:

  • Become a credentialed dietetics professional
  • Participate in over 450 hours of supervised practice
  • Practice hands-on cooking skills in Stacey's Express restaurant
  • Have professional dietetic practitioners serve as preceptors during your supervised practice
  • Experience a balance of classroom learning with real world applications
  • Attend a professional meeting
  • Be prepared to sit for the Dietetic Technician registration exam
  • Have the option to continue your studies in a four year program at UNH

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants to Dietetic Technology must present college preparatory English and a minimum of two years of satisfactory work in college preparatory mathematics and sciences (one science being biology, with a lab). College preparatory chemistry is highly recommended.

Applicants to Culinary Arts must present college preparatory English and a minimum of two years of satisfactory work in college preparatory mathematics.

Welcome!

In our hands-on program you'll become immersed in your field of study, learning the practical skills necessary for a career in the Culinary Arts and Nutrition field.   With two concentrations, Culinary Arts and Dietetic Technician, you can focus your degree from day one, preparing for a career you can be passionate about, or, after graduation, use the opportunity of being at UNH to advance your education to the next level with a complementary Baccalaureate degree.

Dietetic Technician students complete supervised practices with professionals in the field, learning to develop and teach health education classes, treat and prevent disease, and conduct nutrient analysis. 

Culinary Arts students learn by doing, cooking complete meals from American Regional and International Cuisine for the public in our restaurant, 180 Blue.  In class and in lab, they learn about menu development, cost controls, and nutrition.  And this is only the tip of the iceberg.  Come visit us and explore what our program can do for you!