HADM 2360: Food Service Management, Theory and Practice

Fall, Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Prerequisite: HADM 1360. Enrollment limited to: NSHA students. Because this course is laboratory-based, students may not drop after first full week of classes; during first week of class, students may drop only with permission of instructor and/or academic dean. Failure to attend first lab may result in administrative drop. Labs will start during the first full week of classes.


  • Christopher Gaulke (ccg79) - Spring 2023


This course introduces food and beverage operations management through four major components: fundamental food composition and properties; food products and preparation; food safety; and the application of management concepts to food and beverage operations. Students prepare recipes, menus, and production schedules; critically evaluate foods; and are involved in projects in which they create menus, develop and standardize recipes, and calculate yield percentages and food cost. Completion of a four-hour practicum experience in Establishment is a required course activity.