Culinary Arts

Program Information Sheet

Description

WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?
The Culinary Arts students operate an on-site restaurant with an ever-changing, full-service menu. In this program, students gain knowledge of necessary food
preparation skills, nutrition, terminology, knife skills, safety and sanitation in the kitchen, the service of quality food, menu planning, food purchasing,
inventory control, and much more. Those students furthering their education are encouraged to attend universities that offer Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry
Arts, Hospitality Management, or Nutrition.

What would I be learning?

  • Purchasing, Cost Control, Menu Planning
  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Business Management and Economics
  • Dining Room Operations and Sales
  • Food Preparation
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Baking, Pastries, and Desserts

Culinary Arts students operate the in-school, full-service restaurant called the CULINARY CAFE, as part of their lab experience. The Culinary Cafe allows each student to be assigned a workstation in either food production or a dining room service area. The restaurant is open to the public from the surrounding communities and MVCTC staff. The menu changes every week to give students the experience to learn about different foods, cuisines, techniques, and methods. Students also participate in FCCLA skill events on a local, regional, state, and national level. The benefit of doing well in these skill events has led to partial and full-term scholarships.

Graduates of the Culinary Arts program opt to enter the workforce, enter the military in food-related fields, or pursue a college education. Those students furthering their education are encouraged to attend universities that offer Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts, Hospitality Management, Nutrition, or Entrepreneurship. 

Work-Based Learning - Operating the MVCTC Culinary Café

Program Instructors - Chef Cortney Bergbigler and Chef Elizabeth Gratton

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Curriculum Plan

Suggested Skills For Success

Certifications Opportunity to earn the following certifications in this program.

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