UGA Specific Information for Culinary Science and Nutrition

The Culinary Science and Nutrition program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates principles of food science, nutrition, and the culinary arts. Culinary Science and Nutrition majors examine the functions of ingredients in foods and food products. Students also learn how to conduct analytical evaluation of foods, including color, pH, viscosity, and moisture content. Sensory characteristics (appearance, aroma, taste, flavor, texture) which impact consumer acceptance of food products when ingredients are modified or removed are also examined. Students learn to apply this knowledge to the selection, preparation, and processing of food in commercial and industrial environments.

A Culinary Science and Nutrition major prepares students for positions in the food industry, industrial food service (e.g. hospitals, schools, etc.), and for food and nutrition-related educational positions. 

Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Culinary Science and Nutrition*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

  • Connect with Jessica McLeod-Waddell, your Career Consultant - click here to find information on how to schedule an appointment 

  •  Daily Drop-In Hours: (staffed by Career Center graduate assistants and student interns) 
    •  In-Person: Mondays – Thursdays, 11 am – 2 pm in Clark Howell Hall (2nd Floor) 
    •  Virtual: Fridays, 11 am – 2 pm, 
  • Culinary Science and Nutrition Academic Advisor - Beverly Hull
  • UGA Foods and Nutrition Department - Culinary Science and Nutrition


Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET - The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations (Login using your 810/811)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
  • Firsthand - Explore a library of guides, articles, and other resources to help you explore careers, plan your job search, and learn about different work environments. Create a free account with your UGA email.
  • Candid Career - Watch recorded informational interviews of professionals in specific careers. Filter videos by career title, college major, industry, and more.
  • UGA Mentor Program - Networking with your Bulldog family can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections. The program connects students to alumni mentors for personal and professional development.
  • Big Interview - Online practice interview platform. Practice basic interview questions or questions based on your industry interests or competencies! Also provides practice interview questions for graduate/professional schools. Just sign-up using your uga email address! 
  • Interstride - View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides

Employment Websites


  • Handshake - UGA's platform for job/internship postings (Login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • LinkedIn - Network with professionals and view job openings
  • Interstride - Job/internship openings in countries abroad as well as country career guides providing information about finding employment in other countries. 
  • Specialized - Check out Idealist for jobs in the Nonprofit sector and USAJobs for opportunities in the federal government. 

MAJOR/CAREER SPECIFIC - U.S. Food and Drug Administration • USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services • Careers in Food • Good Food Jobs • Natural and Organic Industry Job Marketplace

Professional Associations/Resources

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior • International Association for Food Protection • Institute of Food Technologists • American Public Health Association 

COMPANY & SALARY RESEARCH - Career Bliss • GlassDoor •

LINKEDIN - Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well. To login, visit the LinkedIn main page. 

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Culinary Science and Nutrition majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Ferrara Manufacturing Leadership Program Member
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Culinary Science and Nutrition Majors

Georgia Department of Public Health | Hormel Foods | Jenny Craig | KIND Snacks | Life Time Fitness | Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C. | National Distributing Company | PepsiCo | Roger Wood Foods | The Coca-Cola Company | UGA Extension | USDA | Waffle House, Inc. | Zaxby's

Possible Job Titles for UGA Culinary Science and Nutrition Majors

Business Development Manager for Genetic Testing Sales | Cafeteria Attendant and Chef Garde Manger | Extension Agent | Field Sales Representative Trainee | Fitness Professional | Ingredient and Formula Governance Team | Nutritionist | PDI Technician | Product Manager | Product Sales | QC Lab Manager | Technical Services for Product Strategy and Development | Weight Loss Consultant | WIC Nutritionist

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Culinary Science and Nutrition majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Georgia State University Health Sciences, Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.