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Edward Ganster

Visiting Lecturer

Department of International Hospitality and Service Innovation
Saunders College of Business

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Edward Ganster

Visiting Lecturer

Department of International Hospitality and Service Innovation
Saunders College of Business

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

Currently Teaching

HSPT-160
2 Credits
An introduction to Beers: history, the brewing process, distribution systems, production, flavor characteristics, partnering with foods, and handling and serving techniques. Beers produced from the major beer brewing centers of the world will be tasted and compared with similar brews form different countries. The way alcohol is processed in the human body is considered as well as the economic impact of brewing and distributing beer will be explored. This course is not available for audit. **Fee: Lab fee associated with this course**
HSPT-485
4 Credits
Students guided by the instructor will manage Henry’s, a restaurant operating during the semester and open to the public. Management skills emphasized will include menu development, costing, forecasting, marketing, food production, customer service, and plate presentation. Students will use these skills to deliver quality service maintaining food safety and cost standards. Students will also learn how to execute discrete events.
HSPT-325
3 Credits
Students will explore their creativity through instructor- and student-planned food experiments involving sensory and objective evaluation of food quality, recipe development, problem-solving, experimental design, and written and oral communication of research. Individual research projects focus on assessing new ingredients or technologies, creating new products, and/or evaluating the marketability of a new product. This course is not available for audit. **Fee: Lab fee associated with this course**
HSPT-215
3 Credits
Principles of Food Production and Service is a basic course covering food preparation methods, quality standards, food presentation, professionalism in food preparation and service, sanitation and safety processes in commercial kitchens, kitchen and restaurant organization and roles, and food service styles. Students completing this course should be able to function effectively in a kitchen or restaurant environment; including demonstrating professional appearance and behaviors; and knowledge of food preparation techniques, effective food presentation, food safety and sanitation practices, appropriate service styles, teamwork, and cleanup practices. Students are expected to achieve their required co-curricular requirement – the ServSafe Manager certification – by the end of this course.