Sommelier Management - MINOR

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

The College of Food Innovation & Technology offers a Sommelier Management minor (15 credits) that strengthens the qualifications of graduates preparing for management careers in the beverage industry. The minor is intended to provide students with the skills and expertise to enhance their major field of studies, particularly in food service management or restaurant management. The added beverage specialization will develop students’ abilities to effectively analyze, serve, sell, market and manage commercially important beverages, especially wine and spirits. There is a focus on food pairing principles, beverage menu development, server staff training, costing methodologies and inventory control systems for the purchase, storage, distribution and sales of beverages.

Online students must be of legal drinking age; 21 years of age in the US or of minimum legal drinking age in the country where they are attending the course. Please note that we periodically ask students to provide us with a government ID showing their date of birth.

Sommelier Management

Minor

CUL3020Foundations of Wine3
CUL4020New World Wines3
CUL4030Old World Wines3
CUL4045Spirits and Mixology Management *3
CUL4185Sommelier Capstone3
Total Credits15.0