Culinary Arts is a broad, skills-based program. Having a reputation for preparing and serving fine food is an asset to any establishment, whether it prides itself on home cooking or exotic foreign cuisine. If you delight in “cooking up a storm,” this is the pathway for you. In this program, you will learn:
It goes beyond cooking and baking to calculate costs, create menus, and provide excellent customer service. Culinary Arts can be a stressful and intense experience for students, but students will be prepared for their next steps in the culinary industry. To get ready, focus on doing well in math classes and developing a strong work ethic. The following courses will help you prepare for the Culinary Arts career program, college, and a career in the culinary industry:
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The typical student is one who enjoys hands-on learning and has adequate math skills. There is a significant emphasis on measurements, conversions, and cost calculations at the beginning of the first-year program.
Successful students have the creativity, patience, and attention to detail that are necessary to solve problems, and they can work on projects independently or with other students. They understand time management as it relates to the back- and front-of-house operations, and they stay on task without constant supervision. Safety is a primary focus in the Culinary Arts program, and students must follow procedures to keep themselves and customers safe.
When completing this program, you may continue your education in 2- and 4-year postsecondary degree programs or gain employment in a variety of food service occupations.