Food Management Studies Specialization
To educate students in the principles of food management and the role food service operations have in food sustainability, culture and the health and well being of people served in hospitals, restaurants and the food industry.
The goals of the Food Service Management specialization are to:
1. Impart fundamentals of food science, nutrition, meal planning, food sustainability, institutional management and accounting to plan and supervise meal production to enhance the health and well being of a culturally diverse community.
2. Develop student's ability to solve problems and think critically in managing areas of food industry such as restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, farm to table operations and community programs.
Opportunities for Food Management Studies Students:
FNES Vegetable and Herb Garden:
Work in the FNES Vegetable and Herb Garden to learn about food sustainability.
Internships in the food industry:
There are internships available in school food services, restaurants, nursing homes, senior centers or the FNES Vegetable and Herb Garden on- campus.
Study Abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy:
Go for a full semester or take one class during the winter or summer session. Students take classes toward the food management degree and have an option to work in a student run restaurant or pastry shop in Florence. General college courses are also available in foreign language, art and more. Scholarships are available.
BALA program at Queens College: Students with a 3.0 GPA or better can apply to be part of the Business and Liberal Arts (BALA) program to learn about basic business principles such as business writing, entrepreneurship, law and ethics.