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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts I

R8275 (2 Credits)
Grades 10, 11, 12

Culinary Arts I provides students with a foundational understanding of the food service industry and opportunities to build technical skills in food preparation and service. Students examine basic rules of kitchen safety and sanitation, of purchasing and receiving, and of fundamental nutrition. The curriculum incorporates math and science in culinary applications. ServSafe and Workplace Readiness are offered as approved Industry certifications.

Culinary Arts II

R8276 (2 Credits)
Grades 11, 12

Culinary Arts II students continue to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the food service industry while refining their technical skills. Students apply kitchen safety and sanitation, nutritional principles, and advanced food-preparation techniques. Students complete work-based learning in venues such as the a la carte kitchen, the dining room, and catered functions. ServSafe and Workplace Readiness are offered as approved Industry certifications. Students must meet Virginia Placement Test (VPT) requirements to determine eligibility for Dual Enrollment options.

Culinary Arts Specialization

R8279 (2 Credits)
Grade 12

The Culinary Arts Specialization course provides students with skills and knowledge to pursue careers in the food service industry. In a hands-on environment, students apply nutritional principles, plan menus, use business and mathematics skills, select and maintain food service equipment, and adhere to safety and sanitation standards. Students specialize in one of the following four areas:

  • Baking and Pastry Food-Preparation Techniques
  • Catering/Banquet Food-Preparation Techniques
  • Restaurant Operation Techniques
  • Quantity Food-Preparation Techniques

The curriculum continues to place a strong emphasis on science and mathematics knowledge and skills, critical thinking, practical problem-solving, and entrepreneurial opportunities within the field of culinary arts. ServSafe and Workplace Readiness are offered as approved Industry certifications. Students must meet Virginia Placement Test (VPT) requirements to determine eligibility for Dual Enrollment options.