Technical Standards for Hospitality Management

Students must demonstrate and/or possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work with others, as a team and in close quarters
  • Ability to meet performance standards for assigned tasks and duties
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, hands-on environment
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and meet performance standards
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Tell time using an analog clock
  • Understand written recipes, procedures, prep lists and other related notes and print them prior to attending class
  • Manage personal workflow under time pressure and resolve questions and problems with instructor
  • Self-manage medical and emotional conditions

Students must demonstrate they can meet the following physical demands

  • Stand and/or walk throughout the entire class
  • Subject to cleaning chemicals, heat, moisture, steam, humidity, open flames, cooking odors, refrigeration/freezer temperatures, loud noises and occasional wet floors
  • Use and/or operate knives, power equipment, cooking equipment and cleaning equipment
  • Lift upwards of 50 pounds, stand for up to eight hours, walk quickly, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and talk or hear
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell class preparations
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception
  • Provide doctor’s note allowing student to work with common food allergens, while pregnant and/or short-term trauma/disability
  • No support animals shall be allowed in the kitchen area