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Culinary Arts field trip
15 April 2010

BISMARCK (UTN) - Five Foodservice/Culinary Arts students and two instructors from United Tribes Technical had an opportunity to visit and ask questions at two other culinary programs in the North Dakota and Minnesota area. On April 15, students traveled to the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton to tour the department, review the curriculum, and visit with the instructors in the Culinary Arts program. Students also received a tour of the campus and housing.

      On April 16, the fieldtrip continued at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, where the tour started out with a made to order breakfast prepared by the Culinary Arts students. Instructor Kim Brewster reviewed the curriculum and answered student’s questions about the program. Afterwards students received a tour of the college and the other programs available.


Josiah Jacobs, Delett Siegfried, Levi Miner, Kathleen Brown and Almona Oakie touring at Wahpeton. United Tribes News photo Annette E. Broyles

      The students agreed that United Tribes Foodservice/Culinary Arts associate degree is giving them a good foundation to work in the foodservice industry, but they might benefit by attending one of the other programs after graduation to get more in depth training specific to their interest in cooking. The benefit of attending either of these programs is the location and the cost compared to the big culinary programs in Minneapolis and Denver or beyond.

      During the fieldtrip instructors were looking at what information may be added to the current curriculum to enhance the UTTC Foodservice/Culinary Arts major, as well as looking at new equipment options and program teaching lab set ups.

      UTTC’s Nutrition and Foodservice vocation offers students the opportunity to major in Foodservice/Culinary Arts or Nutrition/Wellness. UTTC is currently the only land grant tribal college offering academic training in culinary arts.

 

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