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Culinary Arts

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Prerequisite: None


SalsaIntroduction to Culinary Arts is the foundational course designed to introduce students to fundamental food preparation terms, concepts, and methods in Culinary Arts where laboratory practice will parallel class work. Fundamental techniques, skills, and terminology are covered and mastered with an emphasis on basic kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, equipment maintenance and operation procedures. The course also provides an overview of the professionalism in the culinary industry and career opportunities leading into a career pathway to Culinary Arts.


Mastery of standards through project-based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, (FCCLA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.


Culinary Arts I

Prerequisite: Introduction to Culinary Arts


As the second course in the Culinary Arts Career Pathway, the prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Culinary Arts. Culinary Arts I is designed to create a complete foundation and understanding of Culinary Arts leading to postsecondary education or a food-service career. This fundamentals course begins to involve in-depth knowledge and hands-on skill mastery of culinary arts.


Culinary Arts II

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I


As the third course in the Culinary Arts Pathway, the prerequisite for this course is Culinary Arts I. Culinary Arts II is an advanced and rigorous in-depth course designed for the student who is continuing in the Culinary Arts Pathway and wishes to continue their education at the postsecondary level or enter the food-service industry as a proficient and well-rounded individual. Strong importance is given to refining hands-on production of the classic fundamentals in the commercial kitchen.


FCCLACareer Opportunities:

• General Manager

• Food & Beverage Manager

• Kitchen Manager

• Catering & Banquets Manager

• Service Manager

• Maitre’d

• Restaurant Owner

• Baker

• Caterer

• Executive Chef

• Pastry & Specialty Chef

• Bartender

• Restaurant Server

• Banquet Server

• Kitchen Steward

• Host