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Earn Your AAS in Culinary and Foodservice Management Online

The AAS in Culinary and Foodservice Management from American Public University (APU) is designed for those with practical culinary experience gained during formal culinary training or U.S. military service.

APU’s online culinary degree builds your knowledge related to foodservice operations and management. This culinary management degree’s curriculum includes foodservice management courses needed to undertake supervisory and management responsibilities:

  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Foodservice operations
  • Purchasing
  • Cost controls
  • Nutrition in foodservice
  • Facilities design

Faculty share their real-world experience from the hospitality and tourism industries. Some have also served in the U.S. military.

NOTE: Culinary experience is required for admission into the program.

What You Will Do

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

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Associate From APU

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Save Time

Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because classes begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 19 students.

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