ABOUT THE PROGRAM OF STUDY
Culinary Arts equips students with the foundational skills necessary to pursue careers in the culinary field as a banquet chef, caterer, executive chef, and food and beverage manager. Courses cover topics that range from kitchen safety and sanitation, history of the food services industry, careers, nutrition, recipe basics, proper kitchen tools and equipment, and kitchen staples, to food presentation, advanced cooking principles, bakeshop preparation skills, professionalism, and business opportunities. Upon completion of this program of study, students will have applied a full range of knowledge and skills in culinary arts and built a professional portfolio in preparation for future training at the postsecondary level. Students in this program will be able to sit for the ServSafe Handler and ServSafe Managers Certification.
Students in this program of study will be eligible to join FCCLA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. In addition to school events, students will be able to compete at the district or regional, state, and national level. Involvement in FCCLA offers students the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication—necessary in the home and workplace. Students should walk away from their high school career with experience in competing, networking, applying course content, and more! Feel free to contact me to learn more about FCCLA or visit http://www.tennesseefccla.org.