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Culinary Entrepreneurship CENT.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 65 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Hospitality Management
Effective as of Fall 2024

What is the program about?

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship has the right combination of Culinary, Business, and Entrepreneurship elements to meet the needs of motivated individuals that aspire to start their own restaurants and other food related businesses, to employ others, and to develop their brand recognition. Potential applications include development and oversight of businesses related to food operations in new restaurants, kiosks, food trucks, and other business models. The Culinary Entrepreneurship degree program at Sinclair College offers specialized credentials and provides content area knowledge that will allow graduates to realize their dreams of business ownership in the area of food production.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knife skills to produce a variety of cuts and demonstrate the operation of kitchen equipment safely and correctly at 70% or above accuracy.
  • Describe the concept of competitive advantage and how it may be achieved through strategic and tactical methods at 70% or above accuracy.
  • Analyze the information content of organizational processes at 70% or above accuracy.
  • Define markets and apply marketing concepts and principles using a customer focus to effectively sell products and services at 70% or above accuracy.
  • Apply principles of preparation and cooking techniques to produce a variety of hot and cold food products at 70% or above accuracy.
  • Create a business plan, including the creation, development and presentation of innovative ideas at 70% or above accuracy.
  • Perform accounting and mathematical functions related to food at 70% or above accuracy.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical, legal and strategic concerns relating to human resource and organizational management at 70% or above accuracy.

Career Opportunities

An individual majoring in Culinary Entrepreneurship can explore the following career opportunities:
--Open Your Own Restaurant
--Start a Food Truck
--Go Virtual by considering owning Ghost Kitchen
--Become a Caterer
--Become Food Stylist
--Become a Food Consultant
--Mix Art and Science and become a Recipe Developer
--Become a Food Influencer
--Become the next TIK TOK sensation


Miami University - Integrated Studies (B.S.)
Central State University - Hospitality Management (B.S.)


This degree will prepare students to be Servsafe Certified and Ohio Level II certified


Course Title Credits
ACC 1100 (Survey of Accounting) OR ACC 1210 (Introduction to Financial Accounting) 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENT 2140 Small Business Finance 3
ENT 2160 Business Plan Development 3
HMT 1101 Basic Culinary Skills 2
HMT 1105 Introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry 2
HMT 1107 Sanitation & Safety 2
HMT 1112 Food Principles & Basic Preparation 4
HMT 1129 Restaurant Desserts 3
HMT 2203 Street Foods & Food Trucks 4
HMT 2215 Hospitality Cost Controls 3
LAW 1101 Business Law 3
MAN 1107 Foundations of Business 3
MAN 2101 Introduction to Supervision 3
MAN 2144 Negotiation Techniques 3
MAN 2150 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MAT 1125 Math for the Culinary Arts & Baking & Pastry Arts Professional 3
MRK 2220 Small Business Marketing 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
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Program Accreditation Information

Several of the courses are recognized by ACPHA (Accreditation Commission on Programs of Hospitality Administration) and the ACF (American Culinary Federation) accreditation agencies.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.