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Culinary educators workshop hosted on campus

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The department of hospitality and restaurant administration at Missouri State University hosted a culinary educators workshop on June 5. During this workshop guests covered topics such as restaurant concept development, menu development and pricing, restaurant facility design, and effective restaurant business plan development.

“It takes extensive business skills and creativity to succeed in the restaurant industry. We are pleased that these skills are being introduced to high school students,” said Dr. Stephanie Hein, interim department head at Missouri State University. “We believe it’s our responsibility to be a resource to the high school teachers who introduce these concepts.”

Twenty-two high school faculty members attended this workshop from all across the state including the St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield Metro Areas. This workshop was partially funded with a grant from the Darden Foundation.

“Dr. Hein and I wanted to give the attending faculty members some tools to help make their students successful.  If you want to change the future, teach a teacher,” said Melanie Grand, assistant professor for the department of hospitality and restaurant administration.

For more information, contact Grand at (417) 836-6042.


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Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The university’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.

College of Natural and Applied Sciences
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences incorporates more than 20 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs along with one cooperative program offered through a partnership with Missouri S&T. The academic departments that make up the college include: biology; chemistry; computer science; engineering; geography, geology and planning; hospitality and restaurant administration; mathematics; and physics, astronomy and materials science. Students have the opportunity for intense hands-on research and internships through a number of outreach and research centers and work alongside faculty who are producing cutting-edge research in their fields.


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