Culinary Arts & Nutrition  

CAN 200 - Introductory Chemistry
Credits: 3.00
Introduces chemical concepts and principles, including chemical symbols, conversion factors, chemical calculations, chemical and physical properties, and changes. Touches upon organic compounds--their structure, major reactions, and applications--followed by an elementary introduction to biomolecules and how they function in metabolism. Dietetic technician students only. 3 lec.

CAN 201 - Food Preparation Fundamentals
Credits: 2.00 or 3.00
Preparation techniques, knife skills, measurements, food handling, selection, and classification. CAN majors only. 2hr lec. Students in both Restaurant Management and Dietetic Technician concentrations must also complete a lab. Practical application of skills and techniques utilized in a professional kitchen. 2hr lab.

CAN 202 - Quantity Food Practicum
Credits: 3.00
Students utilize cooking principles and food preparation techniques learned in CAN 201 to produce foods in a quantity food setting. Elements of food sanitation and workplace safety in the operation of commercial cooking equipment are stressed. Students operate Stacey's Express, open to the public and participate in various positions such as production manager, cashier, production cooks, and utility workers. Students standardize, cost, and assign selling prices for all menu items prepared for Stacey's Express. Prereq: CAN 201. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors only.

CAN 204 - Baking and Pastry Products
Credits: 4.00
Course presents hands-on fundamental approaches to general baking and pastry production. The first three classes are demonstrations followed by 12 weeks of demonstrations and practical, hands-on laboratory experience. Activities may include make-up of pie dough, rolling, molding and piping exercises, weighing/scaling of ingredients, recipe production and cost management. Emphasis placed on techniques, coordination, teamwork and production of baked products to be served in our student-operated enterprises. A high level of student interaction and participation expected. Guest presenters and field trips may address additional topics. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors only.

CAN 206 - Food and Beverage Cost Control
Credits: 4.00
Course places emphasis on methods used to solve mathematical problems that relate to food service operations as they apply to controls. Topics: weights and measures, recipe conversion, menu pricing, purchasing, food costs, inventories, break-even analysis, and financial statements.

CAN 210 - Introduction to the Dietetic Technican Profession
Credits: 1.00
This course provides an introduction to the dietetics profession with an emphasis on dietetic technician practice. Topics include educational requirements, credentialing, nutrition resources and professional development. Students participate in a health and wellness project.

CAN 211 - Facilities and Equipment Planning
Credits: 3.00
Course covers all the elements included in the pre-planning and layout of a food service facility. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, menu development, site selection, as well as concepts of layout and design of the front and back of the house. The final project for the course requires each student to develop his or her own restaurant concept from beginning to end using concepts and materials covered in the lectures. Prereq: CAN 201, CAN 203, CAN 206. 1 2-hr lec.

CAN 212 - Hospitality Personnel Management
Credits: 3.00
Designed to teach the first-line hospitality supervisor how to create a positive work climate to assist identifying and keeping employees who cook, serve and tend bar. Students learn and develop skills, attitudes and abilities needed to lead and manage in an industry with numerous demands. Course focuses on employee recruitment, training and development, performance evaluation, disciplinary action, and wage and fringe benefit administration. Through case studies, students practice planning, organizing, communicating effectively, delegating and decision-making. 2 lec.

CAN 226 - Dining Room Practicum
Credits: 3.00
A front-of-the house supervised training experience with an emphasis on customer service and table service techniques in one of the TSAS restaurants. Students also take the Serve Safe Alcohol Examination and, upon successful completion of the exam, are awarded a certificate from the National Restaurant Association. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors not allowed.

CAN 235 - International Cuisine
Credits: 5.00
International Cuisine allows students to explore different cultures and cuisines of the world. Students study a different country or region each week and learn how history, geography, and main ingredients influence the different cuisines. Students prepare multi-course international menus one evening a week in the dining room at Cole Hall. Prereq: CAN 201, 204, 242, 243. Majors only. Pre-or Coreq: CAN 244, 245. 2 hr lec/6 hr lab. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors only.

CAN 242 - Culinary Skill Development
Credits: 4.00
This course serves as the foundation course for students in the Culinary Arts concentration. Students practice and become proficient in all areas of food preparation required in the commercial kitchen. Topics include but are not limited to sanitation and safety, knife skills, butchering, stocks, sauces, soups, vegetables, breakfast cookery and entree preparation. Majors only. 1 hr lec/6 hr lab.
Co-requisites: CAN 201

CAN 243 - Quantity Food Production and Display Cooking
Credits: 4.00
Students gain practical-based experiential learning in quantity food production working directly with chefs in the Holloway Commons (one of UNH's dining commons) facility. Students also prepare cooked-to-order menu items in front of customers while rotating through the eight culinary concepts at Holloway; including stir-fry, sushi, brick oven pizza, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free stations. 1 hr lec/6 hr lab. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors not allowed.

CAN 244 - Catering and Garde Manger
Credits: 4.00
Students apply skills and techniques learned in prior courses and enhance skills in advanced aspects of culinary preparation and management such as garde manger, buffet presentation, event booking, scheduling, and buffet staging. Advanced techniques of garde manger include production of canapes, savory pastries, charcuterie, farces, and sculptured centerpieces. Prereq: CAN 201, CAN 207, CAN 242, CAN 243. CAN Major Only. 2 hours lecture, 9 hours lab.

CAN 245 - American and Regional Cuisine
Credits: 4.00
Students apply and enhance skills in advanced aspects of a la carte cooking. Course introduces students to foods available in the United States and prepare meals for service in 180 Blue restaurant. Students are also introduced to the art of pairing foods with fine wines for special events. Prereq: CAN 201, 207, 242, 243. Majors only. 1 hour lecture/6 hour lab.

CAN 260 - Dietetics Practicum in the Community
Credits: 3.00
A supervised practice in programs and organizations that offer nutrition services to the community with a focus on federally/state funded programs with nutrition components, food insecurity, and health and wellness promotion. Students work with a variety of target groups throughout the life cycle. Prereq: CAN 201/207, NUTR 400/476. 90 hrs. supervised practice.

CAN 265 - Community Nutrition
Credits: 3.00
A study of community programs and agencies providing food and nutrition services to age groups throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is on community nutrition assessment, health promotion and disease prevention, life cycle nutrition, and the planning and delivery of nutrition education programs.

CAN 275 - Diet Therapy and Counseling
Credits: 4.00
This is the study of clinical nutrition-diet therapy and counseling strategies to manage various diseases. The class integrates case studies to allow the student practice in planning, calculating, and counseling of commonly modified diets for individuals with health problems. Prereq: CAN 200, NUTR 400/476, ZOOL 401. lecture/2 hour lab.

CAN 276 - Dietetics Practicum in Long Term Care
Credits: 1.00
A supervised practice that introduces the student to nutrition services in long term care facilities. Students participate in the nutrition care process and plan and execute a special function meal. Prereq: CAN 207, NUTR 476, CAN 275. 35 hr. supervised practice. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors only.

CAN 290 - Dietetics Practice in Acute Care
Credits: 5.00
This supervised practice introduces the student to the clinical nutrition services of medical facilities. Students participate in diet office operations, the nutrition care process, and gain management experience as it relates to clinical services. Prereq: CAN 275, NUTR 400, NUTR 476. 250 hr. supervised practice. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors only.

CAN 291 - Independent Studies in Culinary Arts
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Students who have the ability and adequate preparation to work independently may propose a contract to design a course or research project on a topic not available through existing course offerings. The purpose of this research is to explore new areas in the student's field of study or to pursue course material in greater depth. Work is supervised by an appropriate faculty/staff member and credit varies depending on the proposed project/research.

CAN 292 - Independent Studies in Restaurant Management
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Students who have the ability and adequate preparation to work independently may propose a contract to design a course or research project on a topic not available through existing course offerings. The purpose of this research is to explore new areas in the student's field of study or to pursue course material in greater depth. Work is supervised by an appropriate faculty/staff member and credit varies depending on the proposed project/research. Independent studies may include experiences in culinary, dining room, or marketing.

CAN 293 - Studies in Dietetic Technology
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
A Dietetic Technician Practicum. Students gain hands-on experience in one of the following: A) Food Service Management; B) Clinical Nutrition; C) Community Nutrition. Prereq: permission of instructor and student's advisor.

CAN 294 - Studies in Dietetic Technology
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
A Dietetic Technician Practicum. Students gain hands-on experience in one of the following: A) Food Service Management; B) Clinical Nutrition; C) Community Nutrition. Prereq: permission of instructor and student's advisor.

CAN 295 - Professional Issues for Dietetic Technicians
Credits: 1.00
Review of the professional credentialing process, skills and practice for the registration exam for dietetic technicians, completion of a professional portfolio for continuing education in the field of dietetics. Cr/F. 1hr. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors only.

CAN 296 - Dietetic Technician Independent Study - Dietetic Technician Practicum
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
For Dietetic Technician students who need to take practica at alternate times. There are two practica in the Dietetic Technician major: CAN 290 Clinical Nutrition Practicum 7 cr.; and CAN 260 Community Nutrition Practicum 5 cr. May be repeated for a maximum of 13 credits. Prereq: permission.

CAN 297 - Culinary Arts Internship
Credits: 5.00
Supervised internship of a minimum of 255 hours at a pre-approved property which introduces students to the culinary activities of a licensed food service establishment. Students must be available to participate on weekends and will participate in a variety of on-site activities including proper sanitation, food preparation and handling, knife skills, and line cooking. Students are required to attend a weekly lecture and complete a semester portfolio of activities and assignments. Prereq: CAN 201, 204, 242, 243, 407. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors only.

CAN 298 - Work Experience
Credits:
This course enables students to enhance basic cooking skills and techniques learned in the first year. Students obtain industry related employment over the summer generally between the first and second year of academic course work. Documentation of the work experience is required as well as a final written paper. Prereq: CAN 201, 204, 207, 214, 243. Majors only. Cr/F. Culinary Arts & Nutrition majors only.

CAN 407 - Hospitality Sanitation and Safety
Credits: 1.00
This course covers the repsonsibilities of food service operators for food safety and sanitation. Students learn safe food production policies and procedures, how to implement HACCP standards, pest control, and crisis management, with an overall focus on learning to take a proactive approach to maintaining a safe food environment. Students sit for the National Restaurant ServSafe Exam.

CAN 422 - Cuisine and Culture
Credits: 4.00
Focuses on the history of people by examining cuisines and cultures from the African savanna to the kitchens of California. Students study various cultures from around the world and learn how the same foods demonstrate profound differences in attitudes to those foods, nature, and the environment. Using this approach, students understand how historical events have affected and defined culinary traditions in different societies around the world.

CAN 428 - Culinary Nutrition
Credits: 2.00
The study of dietary needs from a culinary perspective. The focus is on basic nutrition and health with an emphasis on healthy menu and recipe development. Students research, evaluate, plan and prepare healthy menus and recipes using healthy cooking techniques. Course will culminate in students completing a healthy cooking demonstration. Pre- or Coreq: CAN 201, CAN 407. 1hr lec/2 hr lab.