Patricia Bowman

Associate Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

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Be in love with this industry. Be passionate about every opportunity that comes your way. Every experience is a learning opportunity. Never miss a chance to learn something new.”

Bio

I have been at JWU’s Center for Food and Beverage Management for 28 years, with 17 years restaurant industry experience including fine dining, quick casual and hotel banquets. My professional focus is on food safety and allergy training.

My classroom strategy is to give my students ownership of their learning process. Knowledge and education in the classroom has to be a mutual give and take. By giving the student ownership and decision-making opportunities in the process encourages them to be more engaged in classroom discussions and more prompt with assignments and homework.

My industry experience is easy to share because I teach in the same degree field: Restaurants and food and beverage. Industry stories and experience allows me to teach by examples learned. My advice for prospective students: Be in love with this industry. Be passionate about every opportunity that comes your way. Every experience is a learning opportunity.  Never miss a chance to learn something new. Most of all: Be true to yourself, your values and what you believe to be right. If you don’t love it — don’t do it.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hospitality Administration
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Food safety

Certifications

  • National Restaurant Association, Food safety for the food handler
  • MenuTrinfo, Certified Master Trainer in Food Allergies
  • National Restaurant Association, ServSafe Alcohol Trainer
  • National Restaurant Association, ServSafe Allergens

Sample Courses

  • FSM 1001: Introduction to Food Service Field
  • FSM 3060: Front of the House Operations Management
  • FSM 4060: Hospitality Operations Management