Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences (FCSN) Vision and Mission

Vision - To be an innovative department renowned for rigorous, diverse programs of study steeped in the Catholic liberal arts tradition and distinguished by exemplary graduates responsibly engaged in the world.

Mission - Founded first on Catholic liberal arts tradition and offering rigorous programs of study, the Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences (FCNS) department educates women to be professional, ethical leaders. Grounded in science, the students become content experts with an innovative mindset and professional voice. The curriculum empowers students to understand and reflect upon the multi-faceted issues facing individuals and families today, challenging graduates to advocate for the dear neighbor without distinction in a socially responsible manner. Strong inter-professional and community collaborations prepare women for transformational leadership, life-long learning and a commitment to sustainability in the global context.

HomeFoodservice ManagementCareer Possibilities

Career Possibilities

A foodservice manager receiving a plate from a line cook

Americans spend 50 percent of their food dollar outside the home, making the foodservice industry a robust one. As a foodservice management major, you will be prepared to embark on a career in virtually any part of the industry.

Your business background and management skills developed at St. Kate’s will set you apart as a leader in the workplace and allow you to take on a management role in many settings, including:

  • Restaurant management
  • Catering/event planning
  • Entertainment/sports hospitality
  • College/university foodservice
  • K–12 food and nutrition services
  • Healthcare/hospital foodservice
  • Hotel/cruise line catering

You will also have the background necessary to work in a corporate setting. Potential careers include:

  • Food buyer
  • Food sales
  • Foodservice equipment sales
  • Cleaning supply sales
  • Public health/environmental health specialist