Crunch Time

There is only one week left before exams start here at Johnson and Wales.Like any school, this time is filled with presentations, large final projects, and multiple tests and quizzes to practice for exams.And, like any school, these next few weeks are going to be very stressful.

Menu Planning and Cost Controls
The final project due for my menu planning and cost controls class is a labor and wages project.What is this project you ask?Well, I couldn’t tell you.The current teacher of this class has been with Johnson and Wales sense the Denver campus opened 8 years ago, but this is his first time teaching Menu Planning and Cost Controls.This means for the students that there are a lot of kinks that are being worked out on us, and our grades.

Am I actually Learning?
Our teacher is a good man and I have had him for several classes so far, but as far as this menu planning class; every day is a test in my patients.Our tests are designed on content that was never addressed in class, our homework does not match up with what we studied that day, and the book I spent $450 on hasn’t been used once.I understand that sometimes this has to happen, to figure out how to make this class run smoothly in the future.But, I really don’t want to be the guinea pig.

Huh?
So for this project, we are require to make a labor schedule for servers and kitchen staff based on a fictional restaurant that we have made up in a previous assignment. Our teacher emailed us a blank template of what to turn in, the only problem is the blank template is too blank.There is no information given on what our teacher wants or even how to do it.When questions have been asked of him in class to elaborate on how to do the project, he replies to everyone with a “read the assignment”.

This leaves us with no clue what to do for this project and what to turn in.I only have a few more days to turn it in and its worth 10% of our grade, and I am very worried what the outcome of me just guessing how to do this project will end up.As of right now I have an ‘A’ in the class, so even if I completely fail the assignment it would not be the end of the world.But, who doesn’t want to get 100% on their project and ace the class?

I guess I will just have to wing it the best I can, and hope for a passing grade!

Browse Culinary Arts Schools & Colleges

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            5 Program(s) Found
            • Received the 2015 and 2013 “Cooking School of the Year” Award of Excellence from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • Externship opportunities are available at numerous famous New York City restaurants.
            • Campus is located near downtown Manhattan, within walking distance of many popular attractions such as the Radio City Music Hall.
            Show more [+]
            Good for Working Adults
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            5 Program(s) Found
            • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
            • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
            • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
            • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
            • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
            Good for Working Adults
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            1 Program(s) Found
            Salter College , West Boylston
            • Offers training programs in preparation for professional careers in business, health care, and computers.
            • Provides associate and certificate programs in medical assisting, massage therapy, culinary arts, and more.
            • Places students in externships to gain real world experience before completing their respective program.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
            • 2 campuses in Chicopee and West Boylston, Massachusetts.
            Show more [+]
            Good for Working Adults
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            4 Program(s) Found
            • Hands-on culinary education with focused attention on each student
            • An ACCSC School of Excellence with multiple “Best Vocational Cooking School” awards*
            • 15,000 graduates, including celebrities like Bobby Flay, David Chang, and Christina Tosi*
            • Programs in Culinary Entrepreneurship, Professional Culinary Arts, Professional Pastry Arts, and much more
            • Campuses in New York and Silicon Valley with nearby housing available
            Show more [+]
            5 Program(s) Found

            Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students. The institution offers career-focused curricula with increasing rigor from the certificate through diploma, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree levels. Throughout those curricula, the university seeks to promote the development of critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication, computer literacy, and teamwork as well as an appreciation for life-long learning, cultural diversity and the expression of professionalism in all activities. At the graduate level, the university also seeks to promote a culture of research.

            1 Program(s) Found
            • Gives students the opportunity to earn their associate’s degree in the culinary arts field in less than 15 months or bachelor’s degree in the food service management field in 2.5 years through their year-round schedule.
            • Located in Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia.
            • Offers externship experiences to students for experience in the field.
            • Hosts regular career fairs for employer recruitment.
            • Has student housing available.
            • Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).
            Show more [+]
            3 Program(s) Found
            • Offers educational opportunities for the aspiring, career-minded chef.
            • Students are trained by professional chefs and spend the majority of their final term working in the campus restaurant to learn all phases of the culinary industry.
            • St. Louis campus offers new Food Truck Entrepreneurship courses.
            • Has a student-run food truck that tours around St. Louis.
            • All campuses have a public restaurant where food is prepared and served by students.
            Show more [+]
            Good for Working Adults
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits