Gastronomy and Food Sustainability

Gastronomy and Food Sustainability - CUL153

Food is critical to the culture of society. In this course, students will study the social, historical and cultural connections to how society interacts with food by investigating the impact of lifestyle, commerce and politics in key global regions. Students will learn how agriculture, religion, history and environmental sustainability influence the characteristics of a culture and its food. Todays customers value health and wellness. The food service industry must respond with menu options that highlight nutritious, ethically sourced, sustainable products. Students will develop the knowledge to successfully identify and create menu options that meet the diverse needs of todays society.