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College Catalog Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Restaurant and Food Service Management - AAS

The Instructional Program

Delhi's Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Restaurant and Food Service Management offers food-preparation courses with extensive hands-on experience coupled with management courses in menu planning, purchasing, marketing, human resources, and financial management that prepare students for entry-level management positions in this dynamic field.

What makes Delhi's Restaurant and Food Service Management program unique is the six-credit Restaurant Management and Operations course, which requires students to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom in a student-operated restaurant (Signatures) located in the Alumni Hall Hospitality Center. Students take part in everything from developing the menu to producing financial statements, as well as day-to-day operations. While rotating through the various positions, students gain valuable practical experience and confidence.

The Delhi chapter of the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) is the student organization for Restaurant and Food Service Management majors. This international organization takes part in seminars and workshops and plans student tours to hospitality centers throughout the Northeast.  As members of IFSEA, students are eligible to apply for scholarships from the national chapter.

Delhi also offers a bachelor degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Restaurant and Food Service Management. For information on this program, see the Hospitality Management program description.

Disney Connection

SUNY Delhi students in all hospitality programs (Culinary Arts, Club Management, Hotel and Resort Management, Restaurant and Food Service Management, and Travel and Tourism Management) have successfully participated in the Walt Disney College Program for many years. Through this program, students work at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for six months in a unique working/learning experience. Students can earn SUNY Delhi course credit for the Disney courses offered as part of this program while they are working at Disney. Any student interested in this special option should discuss it with his/her advisor early in their Delhi career. Disney courses include Communications, Leadership, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Disney Marketing U, and Disney Experiential Learning.

Work Requirement

Each student must complete a minimum of 320 hours of work experience in a position related to the hospitality industry during the summer between the first and second years of study. This professional work experience enhances and complements classroom learning. Upon completion, students are evaluated by their employer and submit a comprehensive report. Faculty assist in finding job opportunities, but the student assumes responsibility for securing a position.

Professional Dress

For all hospitality students, professional dress is required for the Orientation class, field trips, interviews, and other special occasions. Professional dress consists of jackets and ties for men; suits, professional pant suits, skirts and blouses, or dresses for women. Jeans, sneakers, or work boots are not acceptable.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:



SUNY Curriculum Code: 1003

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for Business and Computer Information Systems and for Hospitality, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 65

Major Courses Required - 38 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ACCT 115 Financial Accounting 
HOSP 100 Orientation to the Hospitality Industry 
HOSP 105 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
HOSP 110  Basic Food Preparation and Standards 
HOSP 115 Basic Food Preparation and Standards Laboratory 
HOSP 120 Food Production, Planning, and Purchasing 
HOSP 125 Food Production, Planning, and Purchasing Laboratory 
HOSP 130 Menu Planning and Controls 
HOSP 135 Applied Food Service Sanitation 
HOSP 210 Hospitality Human Resources Management I
HOSP 215 Hospitality Marketing 3
HOSP 235 Professional Work Experience1  1
REST 190 Food and Beverage Cost Control
REST 280 Restaurant Management and Operations Laboratory   
  OR 6
HTEL 250 Hotel Banquet and Function Management Laboratory   
REST 290 Commercial Kitchen Layout and Equipment 

 General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 21 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition2 3
MATH ___ Mathematics3 3-4
  Arts/Foreign Language Elective from
GE 8 or GE 9
  Humanities/Literature Elective from GE 7
  Science Elective from GE 2  3-4
  Social Science/American History Elective4 from GE 3 or GE 4 3
  Western Civilization or Other World Civilizations Elective from GE 5 or GE 6 3

Restricted Electives by Advisement5 - 6 credit hours


1 This one-credit course requires 320 hours of professional work experience.

2 English is by placement according to competency.

3 Mathematics is by placement according to competency.

4 BBA students are required to take economics.

5 Restricted Electives

Course No. Course                                                         Cr. Hrs.
ACCT 125 Managerial Accounting 3
BKNG 100 Artisanal Breads 3
BKNG 120 Baking for Health 3
BUSI 120 Business Communications 3
BUSI 205 Small Business Management 3
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3
COMM 100 Public Speaking 3
CULN 100 Culinary Arts I Basic Fundamentals and Foundations 3
CULN 115 Culinary Arts I Basic Fundamentals and Foundations Laboratory 1
CULN 265 Quantity Food Preparation and Meat Fabrication  3
CULN 290 Culinary Sculpting 3
CULN 350 History of Wines 3
HOSP 140 Beverage and Beverage Control  3
HOSP 220 Nutrition I 3
HOSP 240 Hospitality Internship 3
HOSP 250 Wine, Life and Society 3
HTEL 160 Hotel Front Office Management and Guest Accounting  3
HTEL 165 Lodging Accommodations Management  3
REST 310 Classical Cuisine 3
TRVL 170 Tourism 3
TRVL 275 Travel and Tourism Packaging 3
TRVL 385 Travel in New York State 3
TRVL 388 Convention Services Management  3


Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Restaurant and Food Service Management A.A.S. program should be able to:

  1. Discuss the scope of the hospitality industry and available career paths.
  2. Display adherence to professional standards of the industry including attire, conduct, communication, administrative preparedness, and work habits.
  3. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the menu as a major management tool for food service operations, including its role as a merchandising mechanism and vehicle for the presentation of food and beverage products.
  4. Exhibit knowledge of traditional management theory, leadership and management roles, organizational structure and change, service, quality, decision-making, empowerment, and ethics.
  5. Display a thorough understanding of the area of industry concentration through a successful completion of a required summer work experience.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of basic sanitation principles, ways to apply them in practical situations, and methods of training and motivating employees to follow good sanitation practices.
  7. Understand how fundamental information, approaches, functions, and forms of human resource management are applied to the hospitality industry.
  8. Apply a comprehensive understanding of basic food cookery and baking, industry terminology, product identification, and the use and care of foodservice equipment.
  9. Exhibit knowledge of food purchasing, receiving, and issuing; the elements of proper table service and wine service; and front-of-the-house management controls.
  10. Understand and apply knowledge of commercial kitchen layout and equipment including equipment selection, sequence of work, and commercial flow.
  11. Demonstrate a realistic understanding of how to operate a restaurant, including the ability to cook food to order, service, purchasing food products, and managerial skills.
  12. Understand and apply basic marketing and sales principles to the hospitality industry.
  13. Apply the principles of accounting to sales, food, beverage, and labor costs, including preparation of financial statements.

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Last Updated: 5/29/13