Culinary and Foodservice Management, Associate Degree | Online | American Public University | United States
Associate Degree Online

Culinary and Foodservice Management

24 months
285 USD/credit 8550 USD/year
285 USD/credit 8550 USD/year
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Combine your on-the-job culinary experience and training with theories and principles related to foodservice operations and management by studying the Culinary and Foodservice Management Associate Degree (AD) from the American Public University (APU).


Course Details

This foodservice management degree is specifically designed for specialists who completed a culinary arts training program or individuals with culinary experience from the U.S. military. The Culinary and Foodservice Management Associate Degree (AD) from the American Public University (APU) is designed to build upon professional training to develop your supervisory skill and operations management knowledge.

Coursework includes foodservice sanitation, foodservice operations, purchasing, cost controls, nutrition in foodservice, and facilities design.

Faculty with real-world experience from the hospitality, tourism, and restaurant industries enrich your learning. Some faculty have also served in the U.S. military.

What You Will Do

  • Demonstrate food safety practices to ensure safe food production from purchase to service
  • Understand and put in to practice various responsibilities of a foodservice manager
  • Implement strategies to effectively manage and improve a restaurant’s performance
  • Apply strategic management principles to accomplish goals and objectives of hospitality operations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foodservice Sanitation
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Restaurant Operations Management
  • Quantity Food Preparation
  • Hotel and Restaurant Purchasing
  • Nutrition in the Food Service Industry
  • Foodservice Facilities Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This program is designed for students who have practical professional culinary arts experience and training. Culinary experience is required. Such experience could include:   

  • JST with Culinary Specialist MOS
  • CCAF Services Specialist AFSC with documented culinary training
  • High school diploma with culinary certificate, credential, or badge
  • Community college or culinary school culinary certificate
  • Resume/CV with 5 years of experience in the civilian food service or culinary job markets; applicable titles could include, but are not necessarily limited to: sous chef, line cook, prep cook, chef de partie, tournant, grill cook, junior cook
All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 24 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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