Sommelier - MINOR

The College of Culinary Arts offers a Sommelier minor (22.5 credits) that strengthens the qualifications of graduates preparing for the on-premise restaurant industry whether as managers or chefs. 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.



CUL3020Foundations of Wine4.5
CUL4020New World Wines4.5
CUL4030Old World Wines4.5
CUL4045Spirits and Mixology Management *4.5
CUL4185Sommelier Capstone4.5
Total Credits22.5

 If CUL4045 Spirits and Mixology Management is part of major, then students should take CUL3092 Brewing Arts or CUL3093 Coffee, Tea and Non-alcoholic Beverage Specialist or FSM4070 The Business of Alcohol Distribution, Retail and Sales.