Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts Academy is a skill/attitude-based program design to assist graduating students with knowledge, skills, and hands on experience to help prepare them to work in the fast-paced and rapidly changing field of culinary arts. The combination of skills gained through this training is highly transferable to technical jobs in many sectors of the economy.

Job Outlook


Real World Experience

  • Job-shadow, internship, or Exploring program
  • Work Seminar / Employment Skills

Choose at Least Three of the Following Foundational Required Courses

  • Foods for Today
  • Ethnic Foods
  • Healthy Food, Nutrition & Wellness
  • Nutrition for Athletic Performance

Recommended Courses

  • Unified Cooking
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Word Processing / Keyboarding I
  • Personal Finance
  • Global Perspectives
  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Health
  • Psychology

Career Options

  • Baking and Pastry Arts/ Baker/ Pastry Chef
  • Bartending/ Bartender
  • Cooking and Related Culinary arts, general
  • Culinary Arts and related services, other
  • Culinary arts/ chef training
  • Culinary Science/ Culinology
  • Food Preparation/ Professional Cooking/ Kitchen Assistant
  • Food Service, Waiter/ Waitress, & Dining Room Management / Manager
  • Institutional Food Workers
  • Meat Cutting / Meat Cutter
  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/ Manager
  • Wine Steward / Sommelier

Academy Instructor

Kristi Ellingson
Kristi Ellingson

Job Skills

  • Listening Skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Organizational Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Career and Maintenance of equipment
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity

Business & Industry Experiences / Partners

“Students in the academy will participate in job shadowing, internships, and possible part – time employment with area businesses.”

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