Establishes an opportunity for students to participate on a multi disciplinary team in order to solve a corporate innovation challenge. The student team will develop a strategic plan for the specified business's innovation challenge. Students work with the business and facilitator to complete a project to the parameters identified by the employer. This skills accelerator course will teach collaboration, communication, and critical thinking through the exercises in customer discovery, ideation, product development, business models, and sales to develop the skills necessary for the careers of tomorrow.
Examine the concepts and techniques of controlling costs with an emphasis on determining the sales price based on cost inputs, and utilizing break-even calculations. Learners will calculate the cost of goods, overhead, and selling price. Learners will determine the resources needed to run various restaurant operations.
Explore the art of service and the importance of front of the house work in the culinary program. Learners learn how to properly interact with guests and provide high quality customer service. Examine the proper techniques of table service, obtaining guest orders, interacting with the kitchen staff and creating a professional atmosphere.