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

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

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, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

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.

All the extras aren't extra

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No-cost study abroad — During your third year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?

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Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.

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iPad  + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!

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 Scholarship. Plus talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. Every student receives at least $12,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).