Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Overview

Chef Cash instructs students preparing a recipe.
Culinary Arts is an exciting and fast-paced career preparation program. Students learn basic knife skills, sanitation, workplace safety, professionalism, and use of tools and equipment. Students practice communication skills, management essentials, serving standards, cooking techniques and food preparation of stocks, sauces, soups, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, grains, proteins, desserts, as well as regional and global cuisine. Students follow the nationally recognized curriculum of ProStart Foundation of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts. Students have the opportunity to earn a ProStart certificate of achievement (COA) by completing 400 hours of combined internship, employment, lab hours, and required scores on Level I and Level II testing. Students can also earn the ServSafe Certification, a nationally recognized sanitation credential. Both certifications aid in student employment.
 
A student seasons chicken.  Certifications/Credentials
   ProStart Levels I and II
   ServSafe
 
   Program of Study
   Culinary Arts Program
   2 credits English
   2 credits Math (Algebra 2 and Advanced Math)
   2 credits Science (Chemistry and Environmental Biology)
   2 credits Social Studies (American Government & Elective)

Career Opportunities
Line/Prep Cook
Sous/Personal/Executive/Pastry Chef
Dietician
Caterer/Banquet Supervisor or Server
Purchasing & Supplier
Restaurant Owner/ManagerA culinary art student pipes a cake.
Server / Host
 
Typical Wages
• $9-12/hour starting

Is This You?
• I am creative
• I enjoy serving others
• I can multitask
• I enjoy a fast-paced atmosphere
 
Student Organization

View text-based website