Culinary Arts prepares students for challenging careers in the food service industry. Instruction is provided in sanitation, quantity food production, pastry/baking, menu planning, and purchasing. Students will lunch in the Cafe' and Grill and cater outside events in their pursuit of learning all things culinary, Second year students have the option to selection Baking/Pastry or Professional Cooking.

Culinary Arts is approved as a Completer Program (a graduation requirement option).

Culinary Arts may grant 30 student service learning hours per level.


Baking & Pastry - Joan Alder ( )
Professional Cooking - Tim Norwood ( )


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This program is certified by the American Culinary Federation. Students successfully completing this program may qualify for the Student Certification in their area:

- Retail Commercial Baking
- Professional Cook, Level 2

Recommended Career-Related Courses:

- French I, II

- Advanced Foods

- Living with Biotechnology

- Accounting I, II

- Business Law

- Business Principles & Practices

- Foods & Nutrition

- Health II

- Psychology I, Honors Psychology I

- Sociology

- Business Communications and Keyboarding

Major Units of Study:

- Food Production

- Pastry / Baking production

- Dining Room Service

- Menu Planning and Pricing

- Safety and Sanitation

- Public relations and teamwork

- Purchasing

- Business math and accounting

Continuing Education Opportunities:

- Apprenticeship

- College

- Culinary Institutes

- Military Services

- Vendor Seminars

Career Opportunities:

- Bus Person and Dishwasher

- Cashier

- Caterer, Food Salesperson

- Consultant and Design Specialist

- Dietician, Dietary Aide

- Executive Chef, Pastry Chef, Sous Chef

- Food Service Supervisor

- Food Stylist and Photographer

- Food Journalists and Critic

- Host/Hostess

- Kitchen Supervisor

- Manager, Assistant Manager, Owner of Restaurant

- Maitre d'hotel

- Prep Cook and Line Cook

- Research and Development Kitchen

- Storeroom Supervisor

- Chef/Instructor

- Waiter/Waitress

For more information about careers in the culinary arts field, please check out the links to the United States Department of Labor and Occupational Outlook Handbook.