School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism ManagementChef Scientist

Thanks, in part, to the Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grant Program through the United States Department of Agriculture, students will have the opportunity to enroll in an exciting, rigorous degree program which blends the science and technology associated with food production and preservation with the culinary skills of chefs who create the taste, texture and visual appeal that consumers look for in food.

In addition to curriculum development, the grant funded the acquisition of new equipment as part of a major remodel of the food science laboratory, as well as scholarship support for qualified students. Students entering the program for the 2011 - 2012 academic year are encouraged to apply for the "Chef Scientist" scholarship which provides funding of up to $1000 per semester. To apply, click on the "Scholarship" link.

Culinary arts graduates from Central New Mexico Community College and from El Paso Community College are encouraged to consider pursuing this degree option. Curriculum worksheets which indicate potential transfer options are posted on this site for each school.

This program was made possible by a grant from the Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grant Program, United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service.