Solve food security challenges for a community. Ensure school kids get healthy meals to help them learn and thrive.
The nutrition in foodservice, culinary and food systems degree option will prepare you for a career directing foodservice operations focused on serving healthy options using local ingredients.
You’ll do meaningful work that centers on providing nourishing food to those who need it.
Use the nutrition in foodservice, culinary and food systems option sheet and degree map to explore required courses and when to take them.
Choose one or both academic tracks
Food Systems Track
- Learn about the food system and how food and foodservice contribute to climate change, as well as demands for water and waste disposal.
- Courses range from preserving land, water and fisheries, to examining the policies and economics of changing our food system.
- Learn about food operations and preparing healthy, trendy foods that consumers demand.
- Learn how to cook professionally, develop and modify recipes, write healthy menus, provide customer service and create food concepts.
- Integrates course work taken at Oregon State and the Culinary Arts program at Linn-Benton Community College.
What will you do with the nutrition in foodservice, culinary and food systems option?
Do work that helps food system to produce healthy, sustainable food choices for all.
Grow and produce food with human health, environmental conservation and food security in mind.
Foodservice has a consistent demand for professionals, and sustainability jobs are rapidly growing.
Sample career locations:
- Food sales and distribution centers
- College foodservice
- Corporate restaurant offices
- Hotel chains
- Kitchen design
- Nursing homes
- School foodservice
Food Systems Track
- Food banks
- Food companies
- Public health organizations
- State, national and global agencies and nonprofits
- USDA Extension