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Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program of study exposes students to the fundamentals of cooking, sanitation and safety in the food service industry. Students will learn knife skills, how to prepare soups, stocks and sauces, and complete menus. The program prepares students for ServSafe and ProStart certification, the function and maintenance of food service equipment, and for competition in local and national-industry-sponsored culinary arts competitions.

Course Sequence:

Level I: Introduction to Culinary Arts

Introduction to Culinary Arts will emphasize the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the management of a variety of food service operations. The course will provide insight into the operation of a well-run restaurant. Introduction to Culinary Arts will provide insight into food production skills, various levels of industry management, and hospitality skills

Level II: Culinary Arts I

Culinary Arts I begins with the fundamentals and principles of the art of cooking and the science of baking and includes management and production skills and techniques. Students can pursue a national sanitation certification or other appropriate industry certifications.

Level III: Culinary Arts II

Culinary Arts II will extend content and enhance skills introduced in Culinary Arts I by in-depth instruction of industry driven standards in order to prepare students for success in higher education, certifications, and/or immediate employment.

Level IV: Practicum in Culinary Arts

Practicum in Culinary Arts is a unique practicum that provides occupationally specific opportunities for students to participate in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with actual business and industry career experiences. The Practicum integrates academic and career and technical education; provides more interdisciplinary instruction; and supports strong partnerships among schools, businesses, and community institutions with the goal of preparing students with a variety of skills in a fast-changing workplace.

Schools offering Culinary Arts

Ballou High School

Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt STAY High School

Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Chefs
  • Dietetic Technicians
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Food Service Managers
  • Health Educators

Associated College Majors:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
  • Hospitality Administration and Management
  • Nutrition Sciences

Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications:

  • National Restaurant Association (NRA) ServSafe Manager
  • National Restaurant Association (NRA) ManageFirst Professional®
  • Prostart Level I and II