Sommelier Management - MINOR

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The College of Culinary Arts offers a Sommelier Management minor (22.5 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.

Sommelier Management


CUL3020Foundations of Wine *4.5
CUL4020New World Wines *4.5
CUL4030Old World Wines *4.5
CUL4045Spirits and Mixology Management *, **4.5
CUL4185Sommelier Capstone *4.5
Total Credits22.5