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Southern New Hampshire University The School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Management Manchester, New Hampshire

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General Information

Private, coeducational, comprehensive institution. Suburban campus. Founded in 1932. Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Program Information

Offered since 1983. Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. Program calendar is divided into semesters. 2-year associate degree in baking and pastry arts. 2-year associate degree in culinary arts. 2-year master’s degree in hospitality. 4-year bachelor’s degree in food and beverage management. 4-year bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration. 9-month certificate in culinary arts. 9-month certificate in baking and pastry arts.

Program Affiliation

Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; National Restaurant Association; Retailer’s Bakery Association; Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

Areas of Study

Advanced pastry; bakery management; bakeshop; baking; beverage management; buffet catering; classic cuisine; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; culinary competition; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; food service communication; food service math; garde-manger; holiday baking; international baking; international cuisine; introduction to culinary arts; introduction to food service; kitchen management; meal planning; meat cutting; menu and facilities design; new American cuisine; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; principles of supervision; regional American cooking; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; spa cuisine; table service; wines and spirits.


2 bake shops; bakery; cafeteria; catering service; 5 classrooms; coffee shop; 2 computer laboratories; 5 demonstration laboratories; 4 food production kitchens; garden; gourmet dining room; 2 laboratories; learning resource center; 9 lecture rooms; library; public restaurant; snack shop; student lounge; 4 teaching kitchens.

Student Profile

140 total: 130 full-time; 10 part-time. 106 are under 25 years old; 20 are between 25 and 44 years old; 4 are over 44 years old.


13 total: 6 full-time; 7 part-time. 5 are industry professionals; 1 is a master baker; 7 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: Perrin Long, CEC, CHE, AAC, CCE; J. Desmond Keefe, III, CHE; Mary Brigid Flanigan, CHE. Faculty-student ratio: 1:10.

Special Programs

Internships at various locations in the United States, student culinary organizations and associations.

Typical Expenses

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $21,384 per year full-time, $791 per credit part-time. Program-related fees include $125 for uniforms; $300 for knives; $550 for books (2 semesters).

Financial Aid

In 2005, 31 scholarships were awarded (average award was $7000). Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Coed, apartment-style, and single-sex housing available.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in September. Applications are accepted continuously. In 2005, 157 applied; 125 were accepted. Applicants must submit a formal application, an essay, letters of reference, and academic transcripts. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Sam Mahra
Senior Assistant Director of Admission/Culinary Coordinator
The School of Hospitality
and Culinary Management
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106-1045
Telephone: 800-642-4968
Fax: 603-645-9693
World Wide Web:  Southern New Hampshire University The School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Management Manchester, New Hampshire --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

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