Pinnacle Culinary Arts Institute
Culinary Management: Foodservice & Hospitality Management
In the Management program, the primary focus will be on imparting knowledge that will benefit you as you pursue management positions within the foodservice industry. Coursework focuses on communication, leadership skills, management, human resources, technology, accounting, marketing, financial management and customer relations. PCAI offers Culinary Management to our students who have already completed the first 12-week Culinary Sciences Semester - this is a continuation course. This is in preparation for positions as Assistant Manager and Supervisor.

Foodservice Management Module:
This innovative course is desinged for the individual interested in restaurant managament who wants to oversee, grow, open or own a culinary business. A culinary business is defined to include restaurants, catering operations, specialty food stores and similar companies. The focus of this program is entrepreneurship and practical skill. Key concepts covered in the Foodservice Management Module include Menu Design, Purchasing, Finance, Communication, Sanitation, and Food, Beverage & Cost Control.

Hospitality Management Module:
Hospitality management consists of concepts in menu design, restaurant public relations, event management and conference planning. Students will also learn skills in sales and marketing teams and human resources. You will understand how menus and restaurant styles impact employee selection and staffing. Labor costs management and customer service supervision topics will be extensively covered, as well. Understanding the latest software and management systems is crucial in the field and PCAI prepares its management students in effectively utilizing these tools. Click here for our Informational Brochure for Curriculum, Schedule and Tuition Information.

Graduates are prepared to enter entry-level management positions within the hospitality and foodservice industries.
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Culinary Management is offered as an 8-week continuation of the Culinary Sciences curriculum. See below for more details. PCAI's 8,000 square-foot professional facility features small, attentive hands-on class with distinguished Chef instructors that pride themselves on the personal attention they give to students. Located in the heart of Downtown Durham, PCAI offers a vibrant culinary experience with a staff from world-renowned culinary institutes. Whether you've just graduated, are making a career change or just want to polish your skills - Pinnacle programs attract a diverse and ambitious student body from around the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Convenient morning and evening classes starting in the Fall, Spring and Summer offer students the flexibility to train at one of the Triangle's premier culinary schools. 

One of the most affordaable culinary educations is well within your reach. Because every student's situation is as divers as PCAI's student body, PCAI offers a "menu" of financial aid options. If you are interested in exploring your options, please Click here for Financial Aid
Weeks 13-20
(Culinary Management)
FOH & BOH Operations
  • Understanding of how a menu and concept impact employee selection, staffing and scheduling
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Dining room organization and operations
  • Dining room organization and operations
  • Opening and closing procedures
  • Customer care
  • Legal aspects of foodservice
Menu Engineering & Cost Control
  • Menu design
  • Marketing tool
  • Determing selling prices
  • Utilizign budgets and income statements
  • Managing labor costs
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