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 ManagementInternships


A student building a salad at the salad bar

Experience is a valuable thing when beginning a career. That’s why you will complete at least one internship in the foodservice industry as a foodservice management major at St. Kate’s.

You will plan your internships with a faculty member, which ensures your experience will be tailored to your individual interests. Past students have interned in restaurants, school or college foodservice, food manufacturers/producers and with small farms that specialize in organic and naturally raised foods.

In the past several years, students have interned with numerous catering companies, restaurants, foodservice management companies and food producers, including the following:

  • Land O’Lakes
  • Tria Restaurant
  • Tucci Bennuch Italian Restaurant
  • Twin Cities Grill