In order to communicate food and nutrition concepts effectively, nutrition scientists must have a thorough understanding of food, from the organic chemistry of food macromolecules, to how food is transformed from its raw state to the multitude of formats available for consumers.

In the culinary nutrition major sequence you’ll learn about the origins and composition of food and how composition is affected by culinary processes.

You will undertake units in Advanced Culinary Nutrition Science and Foods for Special Diets where you will solve nutrition related problems through innovative planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food. You’ll look at the design of eating environments and eating occasions that have high sensory appeal, and engage and influence audiences through evidence-based communication on diets for specific needs. You will have the opportunity to complete work placements in the culinary science industry and undertake an overseas food and culture study tour.

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers in:

  • recipe development
  • food product development
  • sensory evaluation
  • culinary nutrition education
  • culinary nutrition media
  • kitchen garden/community cooking programs

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