Home / Career Programs / Public & Consumer Services / Culinary Arts

Text size: A A A
delcastleDelcastle Technical High School

Select, purchase, prepare, and produce foods in restaurants or other commercial settings.

Program Description

Culinary Arts is a course of study designed to provide students with the opportunity to reach competency in major areas of food preparation. Students will be expected to work in all areas of the culinary arts field such as dining room operations, cooking, bakeshop, and pastry making. They will be expected to work individually, in groups, and in a professional kitchen brigade to experience a wide range of learning experiences in keeping with industry expectations. The food service industry is one of the nation’s largest employers, and job opportunities abound for preparation cooks, garde mangers, sous chefs, executive chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, and front of the house positions including wait staff, managers, and food and beverage directors. Students who have demonstrated a mastery of the major culinary learning targets will have the opportunity to experience extended cooperative employment in their senior year. Students are able to earn college credit through Tech Prep Agreements with area and out of state colleges. Students also have the opportunity to earn ServSafe Sanitation certification (a nationally recognized certification that lasts for five years).

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

  • Baker
  • Cook
  • Professional Wait Staff
  • Food Prep Worker

Employment opportunities requiring 2-years of specialized training after high school:

  • Chef/Sous Chef
  • Consultant
  • Executive Chef
  • Food Stylist
  • Pastry Chef
  • Purveyors
  • Proprietor
  • Sanitation Consultant