The concentration in Culinary Management provides culinary students and those already working in the industry with the strong business background needed to excel in the workforce. Students will develop an understanding of the management, marketing, ethical and legal aspects of running a food service operation. They will also learn valuable communication and leadership skills that are essential for higher-level management positions. Traditionally, many restaurant managers build their careers on experience, not education, making a degree a highly valuable asset.
The curriculum is designed to supplement Kapi‘olani Community College’s (KCC’s) award-winning culinary arts program, an associate’s program where students learn the technical skills of the trade. The Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head is home to students seeking the third-year Advanced Professional Certificate in Culinary Management Arts, which articulates into the Bachelor of Applied Science at UH West O‘ahu. Courses at UH West O‘ahu are delivered through in-class and distance learning instruction. KCC offers in-class courses in a world-class learning environment that includes 10 modern kitchens, a 100-seat culinary demonstration auditorium for demonstrations and broadcasting/remote learning as well as baking and patisserie laboratories, and banquet rooms.