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 2023 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

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  

My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  

Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  

UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  

Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  
  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 
  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 
  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 

Major/Career Specific

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 2023 Culinary Science and Nutrition majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 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)
SharkNinja Research Chef and Product Tester
* 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 2023 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 2023 Culinary Science and Nutrition majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 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)
University of Georgia Nutritional Sciences, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Nutritional Sciences, MS
* denotes no responses received.