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.


ProStart Levels I and II

  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