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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts


Students work with professionals to create gourmet foods, cakes and pastries with artistic presentation. They also learn to plan, prepare and serve meals for upscale community events and casual dining; and develop entire meals and unique dining experiences in a full-service restaurant.

Career Majors

  • Culinary Arts Assistant - 540 hrs.
  • Culinary Arts Management Assistant - 840 hrs.*
  • Prep Cook - 300 hrs.

*Pell Eligible

Approximate Program Cost

  • In-District High School Students - TUITION-FREE
  • In-District Adult Students - $2.50 per credit hour + supplies
  • Out-of-District Adult Students - $5 per credit hour + supplies

Qualities We Recommend

  • Reading and writing - 9th-grade level
  • Math - 7th-grade level
  • Ability to lift heavy objects
  • Noise level - high
  • Hot kitchen environment
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Physical movement, as well as fine motor movement skills
  • Able to work in a team
  • Ability to listen and follow directions
  • Working with sharp objects and chemicals
  • Closed-toed shoes, no laces
    Hair covering (hat /hair net)
  • Chef’s jacket and pants


  • WorkKeys
  • National Family & Consumer Sciences Education
  • National Restaurant Association

Who Can Apply?

Adults and in-district high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can apply.


Classes are Monday through Friday from August to May with all day or half day enrollment options.

Student Organization


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