Course Descriptions - Hotel/Restaurant Management
HOT111 Food Preparation I (2-2-3)

This course presents the basic principles of food preparation for hotel, restaurant and industrial food catering establishments. Instructional methods include lectures, demonstration and student participation. Topics covered include the theory and preparation of basic stocks, soups, mother and minor sauces, clarification of stock, consommes, vegetables, salads and salad dressings. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. F, S

HOT112 Food Preparation II (2-2-3)

This course presents more advanced techniques of food preparation. Instructional methods include lectures, demonstration and student participation. Topics covered include the theory and preparation of beef, poultry, shellfish, finfish and breakfast foods. Also included are nutritional menu items. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 111 S

HOT114 Food Administration and Menu Planning (3-0-3)

This course presents the role of the menu in any food service operation. The course focuses on factors used in the hospitality industry to determine the selling price of food and beverage in relation to their initial food cost. Particular attention is directed to the importance of the menu in a successful food service operation. Topics covered include menu-rating criteria, truth-in-menu, sales mix, food costing, menu pricing, menu layout guidelines and design, demographic studies, and descriptive terminology. F

HOT116 Lodging Management and Operations (3-0-3)

Lodging Management and Operations is designed to afford the student with a detailed look into the important role that housekeeping plays in effective hotels and resorts. The course covers how to efficiently care for guestrooms and public spaces; purchasing; safe storage of wares, amenities and chemicals; and procedures to ensure a comfortable and pleasant guest experience. Particular attention is given to identifying various cleaning chemicals and equipment used in the housekeeping department and evaluating their effectiveness. Instruction is provided in the proper use of the chemicals and equipment requried to maintain guest and public spaces. The course covers retention to staff.

HOT117 Food and Beverage Control (3-0-3)

This course concentrates on methods and procedures to make a hospitality business profitable or solvent. The course details the flow of goods, including inventory, forecasting, purchase specifications, purchasing, receiving, storing, inventory control, and issuing of food and beverages. Emphasis is placed on recognizing, calculating, and exploring cost control procedures. These control procedures will include menu pricing, calculating food, beverage, and labor cost percentages and interpreting the results. Food and beverage financial statements will be prepared and examined to assist in creating a solvent business.

HOT119 Elements of Baking (2-2-3)

This course provides an introduction to basic principles of baking including formula procedures, measurements, properties of baking ingredients, and the function and proper use of equipment. The course provides practical experience in the preparation of breads, rolls, pies, cookies, quick breads, cakes, and icings. The course emphasizes the basic techniques and procedures of baking. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. F, S

HOT120 Beverage Management (1-1-1)

This course will provide the student with the basic skills to work at and manage a bar which serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It will introduce the student to the basic production processes and varieties of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The course will explain laws and procedures related to responsible alcohol service. Students will become certified through a national exam administered through the Training Intervention Program for Servers of Alcohol (TIPS) program. S

HOT125 Cakes and Cake Decorating (2-2-3)

This course provides students with instruction and hands-on practice in the production and decoration of cakes using commercial baking techniques. Cake mixing methods will include two-stage, creaming, and sponge techniques. Decorating instruction will begin with lettering, borders, and simple flowers and will progress to the decoration and assembly of tiered wedding cakes. Sanitary practices and compliance with the laws and ordinances of the Dept. of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 119 S

HOT131 Math for Food Service Records (3-0-3)

This course emphasizes math principles used in the culinary profession. It is the basis for understanding and using math to convert recipes to prepare food in cooking and baking courses. The math taught in this course includes the basics that must be understood in order to solve problems in culinary management. Topics include basic math skills, identifying the dividend, place value, weights and measures, percentages, recipe conversions, recipe yields, baker's percentage, portion control, item costing, metric measurements and ordering of food and beverages.

HOT132 Sanitation Techniques (2-0-2)

This course emphasizes the importance of proper sanitation techniques in the food service industry. Special emphasis will be placed upon proper food handling techniques. Topics covered will be HACCP, food-borne illnesses, proper cooking, handling and storage of food, the knowledge of correct temperatures to prevent food contamination, and safe personal hygiene for food handlers. Successful completion of a test will result in a food service sanitation procedures certification awarded by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. F, S

HOT217 Front Office Management (3-0-3)

This course deals with the study of the front office practices and procedures, including duties of room clerk, reservation clerk, cashier, night auditor and concierge. Topics covered include room assignment controls, reservations, confirmations, security controls and registration. Duties of the night auditor are studied and practiced through completion of an accounting audit. F

HOT218 Human Resources Mgt in the Hospitality and Food Industries (3-0-3)

This course explores the basic management responsibilities in the hotel and restaurant industry. Special emphasis is placed on human relations, motivation, delegation of authority, and the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively use and coordinate human resources. This course discusses the implementation of strategies, plans and programs required to attract, motivate, develop, reward and retain the best people to meet the organizational goals and operational objectives of the hospitality enterprise. S

HOT220 Wines of the World (3-0-3)

This course concentrates on the basics of wine appreciation. Topics include deciphering and analyzing wine labels and using this information in wine purchasing. Activities include researching food and wine pairing for compatibility. Other activities include testing and comparing wines of Europe and South and North America, including, but not limited to, wines from France, Chile, Canada, California, and New York. Students with a medical condition or with religious beliefs that prevent them from consuming alcohol, may, after receiving approval from the Dean of Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism, substitute another HOT or TAT course in place of HOT 220.

HOT225 Commercial Baking I (2-3-3)

This course introduces students to the management and operation of a commercial retail bakery. Through a combination of lectures and labs, students will acquire the manual skills and product knowledge necessary to produce and market a range of products. The students in the class will be rotated through seven production stations and one sales/ packaging position to operate the College's Pane e Dolci bakery. The production stations are: quick breads, yeasted bread, rich dough breakfast items, laminated breakfast pastry, cookies and candy, tarts and pies, and cheesecake and cakes. Emphasis is placed on scratch baking, but students also work with mixes, bases, and frozen dough products. Sanitary practices and compliance with the laws and ordinances of the NYS Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 119

HOT226 Commercial Baking II (2-3-3)

The class is a continuation of HOT-225 Commerical Baking I and will build upon the techniques learned previously. Students will learn about merchandising and sales, ingredient function, and baking chemistry through lectures and bakery visitations. Students will gain experience in puff pastry, e`clair paste, breads and rolls, flatbreads, bagels, doughnuts, tarts, and petit fours sec as they bake for the College's Pane e Dolci Bakery. A rotation through all stations in the bake shop will ensure that students gain production experience in all of these areas as well as practical experience in sales and marketing. Sanitary practices and compliance with the laws and ordinances of the New York State Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 225

HOT233 Basic Principles of Nutrition (3-0-3)

This course will provide an introduction to the basic principles of nutrition as they pertain to the food service industry. The central focus is on the relationship of food intake to the physical and mental well-being of the guest. Topics covered include: what constitutes a healthy diet, the knowledge of nutrient content, food additives, food fads, nutritional labeling, and nutritional needs for special groups. Food service menus will be analyzed for their nutritional value. F, S

HOT238 Dining Room Management and Operations (3-0-3)

Students gain experience in basic restaurant procedures and tableside preparation. Studying under the super- vision of a managing instructor, students participate in the operation of an a la carte restaurant. Students are rotated in the following job positions: manager, assistant manager, reservation manager, service staff, cashier and dishroom operations manager. Emphasis is placed upon proper American a la carte service techniques. Students are required to have a professional wait person's uniform to participate in class. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. F, S

HOT251 Quantitative Foods (2-3-3)

This is a course in the preparation and service of a complete banquet menu. Students prepare meals for nonprofit groups that hold their banquets on campus. Both American and ethnic cuisines are prepared in American Banquet Style cooking. Quality and quantity cooking is emphasized, as well as proper plating techniques. Special attention is given to the correct and efficient service techniques for banquets. Planned menus include appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts and beverages. Students are given station assignments by the student chef. The proper use of kitchen equipment is taught. The time element to complete an individual banquet will vary according to menu items and guest requirements. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 111 F, S

HOT253 Banquet Management and Operations (2-3-3)

This course emphasizes the application of banquet and catering principles. Serving and managing banquets will be emphasized. American, Russian and Buffet services will be covered. Banquet sanitation is also covered, including proper dishroom operation. Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency by managing, serving and washing dishes for on-premise banquets. The time element to complete an individual banquet will vary according to menu items and guest requirements. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional wait person's uniform to participate in class. F, S

HOT255 Garde Manger (2-3-3)

This course presents the basic principles of Grande Manger for hotel, restaurant and industrial food catering establishments. Topics covered include charcuterie and salumi found in various cultures, hors d'oeuvre and canapes, decorative centerpieces, and cheese production and use in recipes. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 111 F

HOT256 Advanced Garde Manger and Meat Cutting (2-3-3)

This course presents the discipline of garde manger and meat cutting. The class builds upon the knowledge of charcuterie and preserved meat and vegetable products learned in HOT 255 to produce products for commercial production. The class introduces commercial meat fabrication utilizing commercial cuts from whole carcasses according to the guidelines established in the NAMPS Meat Buyers Guide for use in the College's commercial dining facilities. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 255

HOT257 Classical Cuisine I (2-4-4)

Students are assigned to a fully-equipped, modern, professional kitchen. Full course a la carte menus are produced according to the seasonal availability of fresh foodstuffs in a planned schedule of progressively more difficult menus. Special emphasis is placed on the pressure of "line cooking." Menus for this course are composed of continental dishes, including variations of basic formulas and the transformation of fundamental food products to new and diversified dishes. Students are assigned cooking stations of the traditional kitchen system and function as chef, sous chef, saucier, rotisseur and tournament. Students in this class will be preparing and cooking food for the College's restaurant, which is open to the general public. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 112 or consent of department F

HOT258 Classical Cuisine II (2-4-4)

This course is a continuation of Classical Cuisine I. Menus prepared are composed of more elaborate continental dishes and international cuisine. Students in this class will be preparing and cooking food for the College's restaurant, which is open to the general public. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 112 or consent of department S

HOT259 Regional American Baking and Pastry (2-3-3)

This course introduces the basic theory, techniques and recipes of classical pastry making. Students will produce regional desserts, pastries, and breads from across the United States to be served in the Casola dining room and the Pane e Dolci bake shop. A variety of decorating techniques will be taught and utilized to finish the cakes and pastries. Proper use of baking tools and equipment is also covered. Sanitary practices and compliance with the laws and ordinances of the NYS Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 119 F

HOT260 International Baking and Pastry (2-3-3)

This course provides students with the opportunity to expand and refine their baking skills and builds upon the methods learned in previous baking classes. Students will produce breads and desserts to be served in the Casola dining room and the Pane e Dolci bake shop. The emphasis is on European baking, though baked goods from other parts of the world may be included as well. Advanced techniques in cake decorating, chocolate work, and sugar boiling are also covered. Sanitary practices and compliance with the laws and ordinances of the NYS Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 259 S

HOT268 Modern Culinary Trends and Techniques (1-3-3)

This course presents a variety of modern culinary- industry trends and techniques. It covers the role of the five senses, the four basic tastes (salty, sweet, sour, and bitter), seasonings, texture, temperature, and balance. The course requires students to taste and to evaluate a range of ingredients found in the contemporary professional kitchen and discover ingredients and flavors from Asian and African menus. Modern techniques and equipment found in today's professional kitchens will be used. Sanitary practices and compliance with laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in class. PR: HOT 112

HOT269 Culinary Competition (2-3-3)

This course covers the skills sets essential for culinary competition including time management, sense of urgency, and multi-tasking. The guidelines set by the American Culinary Federation for hot and cold food competition are covered. This class offers culinary competition during the semester. This course requires class work outside the normal course schedule to prepare for and participate in two competitions during the semester. Sanitary practices and compliance with the laws and ordinances of the Department of Health are enforced. Students are required to have a professional chef's uniform to participate in this class. PR: HOT 255, consent of instructor

HOT275 Marketing for the Hospitality Profession (3-0-3)

This course concentrates on marketing for the profitability of a hospitality business. A focus of the course is the development, writing, and completion of a marketing plan for an existing business. Areas of marketing that are highlighted are pubilc relations, publicity, advertising, and sales. SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis for a hospitality business is covered. Current and emerging trends of electronic media will be introduced and analyzed for their impact in the hospitality profession.

HOT276 Meetings and Convention Management (3-0-3)

This course provides an introduction to the convention, group-meeting and trade-show industry. Emphasis will be on identifying the various convention, group-meeting and trade- show markets and their unique requirements. It includes an exploration of promotional activities, negotiations, sales, contracts and convention services, as well as various career paths within the industry. S

HOT277 Planning and Development of Tourism (3-0-3)

This course explores the basics in tourism planning and development. Topics include protecting environmental and cultural assets; minimizing culture shock between host and guest; enhancing, not detracting from local ways of life; and guaranteeing future populations the ability to enjoy the experience of travel. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of tourism development as it relates to economics, business, ecology, government, law, psychology and sociology. F

HOT291 Computers for the Hospitality Industry (3-0-3)

This course will diminish the mystery about computers as they relate to the hospitality industry. Its main focus will be on purpose, application, and benefits of the computer to the hospitality executive. Students will become familiar with word processing and spreadsheet programs currently being used in the industry. Students will be required to complete assignments using the available hardware and software. F, S

HOT296 Hotel/Culinary Experimental (4-4-5)



HOT999 Hotel Elective (0-0-4)




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