The culinary arts management program at Hastings College gives you the balance you need to launch a successful career as an executive chef, catering manager, sous chef, kitchen/culinary manager or a multitude of other careers — or even giving you the skills you need to launch your own business.

A partnership that benefits you

Our culinary arts program involves a major in Business Administration and minor in Culinary Arts Management at Hastings College, plus a partnership with Central Community College in Hastings. The partnership allows you enjoy top-notch culinary arts instruction in state-of-the-art facilities that’s backed by sound business, communication, problem solving and teamwork skills from Hastings College.

Ready for the future

From menu writing to managing a business to preparing an entree your customers will love to building strong word of mouth through public relations, social media and marketing, the culinary arts management program at Hastings College aspires to help you:

  • Meet the challenges of the complex, dynamic business and culinary arts environment such as culinary, restaurant and hotel management.
  • Develop computer proficiency, skills in written and oral communication, creative and critical thinking, research, problem solving and teamwork.
  • Develop a global perspective, sensitivity to ethical issues and an appreciation for diversity.
  • Combine a base of business and culinary arts courses so you’re prepared for a dynamic career.

Learn the full suite of business skills

You begin with introductory classes in specific business disciplines and learn a suite of skills that will benefit you all through your career.

  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Legal aspects of business
  • Financial management
  • Human resources
  • Operations
  • Leadership

Go further with a Hastings education

Most Hastings students complete their degree in four years, and you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.
Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Graduate with experience

At Hastings, Business Administration majors serve one and sometimes two internships, including through our exclusive Talent Pool program. All students expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad during a two-week block their second year, and many take advantage of other two-week blocks to gather additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. 

Every culinary arts student completes a capstone project, using case studies to solve real-world challenges. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.

At every step in your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Add expertise to your business degree

Many of our majors pursue additional study in these areas:

  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Small business entrepreneurship

Get involved beyond the business classroom

  • Professional Business Leader’s Club
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honor society)

In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for culinary arts majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. If you decide to pursue a business-related major, you can also apply for the T-L Irrigation/Thom Business ScholarshipPlus talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics.