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300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797
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“Transylvania’s liberal arts curriculum gives hospitality management students the best of both worlds. They get hands-on experience while also becoming well-grounded in a variety of disciplines that enhance their reading, writing, computational, and critical thinking skills.”
Dinner for 50 is a piece of cake for Transylvania business administration professor Mike Pepper. The students in his Quantity Food Production Management class regularly plan, organize, cook, and serve dinners in Transylvania's commercial food lab—all to the delight of faculty, staff, students, and guests who attend the meals.
"The food service industry is the largest retailer in the nation," Pepper points out. "There are always employment opportunities in the hospitality industry, and many of them include the chance to relocate. That's perfect for our graduates who aspire to travel."
Pepper has done his fair share of traveling over the past 30 years through his work as a consultant to private businesses and educational institutions. His expertise is in kitchen and dining facility planning and design, restaurant and industrial scheduling, cost control, and financial analysis. He's even been called on as an expert witness, answering questions about operations and terminology.
"I incorporate those outside projects in my course content and have involved owner/operators with my students," says Pepper. "I bring students a variety of cases and examples that connect textbook material with reality."
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