Culinary Student Organization Breast Cancer Walk Photo. (Image Credit: Molly Corson)

It is no secret that food is vital to human existence, but to many of us, it is so much more than that.

Food is a source of excitement, a facet of culture and a catalyst for innovation. SNHU’s Culinary Student Association (CSA) aims to give students the opportunity to sample unfamiliar products, learn new techniques, and broaden their culinary knowledge.

CSA is run by culinary students, but all SNHU students are welcome. This club is not just for individuals who love to cook, but also for those who simply love to eat and try new things. CSA is a casual, come-as-you-are type of group that emphasizes the value of high-quality eats.

This year, CSA is merging with SNHU’s Cake Decorating Club (CDC). We will be alternating between culinary topics and baking/decorating topics each week to diversify the information we cover.

Anticipated activities include tastings, restaurant visits, and demos; however, we are completely open to suggestions from anyone who is interested in joining. No uniforms are required, although we are considering offering CSA merchandise, such as water bottles, if enough people are interested.

In the past, we have also engaged in volunteer work, must notably at the Manchester Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

In addition to our meetings, CSA holds an annual trip to New York City for one weekend in December. CSA joins forces with the culinary department to plan and execute this exhilarating two-day event. Highlights from previous years include visits to Chelsea Market, Eataly, and the world-famous Katz’s Delicatessen. Attendees are also given the opportunity to explore on their own.

CSA will meet at the Hospitality Center, room 305. The date and time for the introductory meeting are to be determined, so stay tuned! We strive to bring together all students who have a passion for food, regardless of major or previous experience.

Nicholas VonSchantz-Ricci
Nick is a sophomore majoring in Culinary Management. He loves to cook and he also has in interest in U.S. History and Humanities. He primarily writes news articles, as well as restaurant profiles. In addition to serving as Junior Copy Editor for the Penmen Press, he is the Publicist for SNHU's Culinary Student Association and a member of the Signature Leadership Program.