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Culinary Arts

Instructor: Mrs. Heidi Miller

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Overview

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.

Certifications

  • 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

Student Comments

"Culinary Arts at West Side CTC has helped to sharpen my cooking skills and to develop my palate so I can further my goals to become a chef."

Logan, WVW Junior

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