Culinary Arts

 culinary1 Opportunities:

  • Employment in trade or trade related occupations
  • Associate Degree – Program of Studies
    • Community College Allegheny County
    • Westmoreland County Community College
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Post Secondary training in schools such as:
    • Pennsylvania Culinary Institute

Program Description:

Culinary Arts is a course that provides practical instruction and applied theory to a broad range of skills concerning the selection, preparation and handling of foods. Skill development will center on: safety and sanitation, proper use and handling of food service tools and equipment, preparation of food, dining room service, buffet and banquet service, baking, meat cutting and basic management skills. Unlike the home economics courses offered by most high schools, the instruction and on the job training will be conducted in the school’s fully equipped, commercial kitchen and restaurant.

 culinary2 Career Possibilities:

  • Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Supervisor/Manager of Food Preparation & Serving Workers
  • Food Service Manager
  • Restaurant Owner