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Culinary Arts

Instructor: Mrs. Heidi Miller

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The Culinary Arts program prepares students for a career in the food service industry in a variety of settings such as restaurants, hotels and resorts, banquet facilities and bakeries. Students in the Culinary Arts program are trained in food safety and sanitation; hot and cold food production; pastry arts and dining room management. The program offers students a taste of the culinary industry and is designed to provide the opportunity for extensive hands-on training which is practiced in our school run restaurant, the West Side Cafe. The Culinary Arts program prepares students who are ready to enter the workforce immediately after graduation, but also prepares students who choose to continue their culinary training in a post-secondary setting.


  • ServSafe Certification
  • OSHA Restaurant Safety For Teen Workers

Career Outlook

The food service industry is the nation's largest private-sector employer, providing work for nearly nine percent of the U.S. work force. Food Service careers offer a wide variety of jobs, often with rapid advancement opportunities. Job opportunities for chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers are expected to be plentiful because of the continued growth and expansion of food services.

Occupations in the food service industry include:

  • Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Food Service Director
  • Caterer
  • Dining Room Manager
  • Food Sales Representative
  • Food Stylist
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Research Chef

Articulation Agreements

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The West Side Career and Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national orgin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Career and Technical education program offerings include: Auto Body Repair; Automotive Technology; Business Marketing; Carpentry; Computer Info Systems; Computer Maintenance; Cosmetology; Culinary; Early Childhood Ed; Electrical; Health Related Tech; HVAC; Law Enforcement; Machine Tool; and Multi Media. Inquiries may be directed to the West Side CTC's Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 75 Evans St, Kingston PA 18704 or 570-288-8493.

Community & Events

Education Excellence Fair - 2018
Culinary Arts students represented West Side CTC at the 2018 Education Excellence Fair in Hershey, PA.

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Left to Right: Kayleigh Lex, Samantha Green, Austin Miller, Klay Zimmerman, Erin Newman

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Hometown Competition - 2017

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