Culinary Arts

PDE Approved Program of Study - CIP Code 12.0508

Culinary Arts is an instructional program that prepares students for employment related to institutional, commercial or self-owned food establishments or other food industry occupations.  Instruction and specialized learning experiences include theory, laboratory and work experience related to planning, selecting, preparing and serving of quantity food and food products; nutritive values; use and care of commercial equipment; safety; and sanitation precautions.  Instructional skills are provided to individuals desiring to become employed in all areas of the food service industry at entry level.

Students choosing to take the “ServSafe” Food Safety Certification class may receive college credit for attaining “ServSafe” certification and will qualify to apply for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture State Food Safety Certification.

Certifications Offered:

ServSafe Certificate

Career Pathways:

Dietician and Nutritionist

Food/Beverage Manager


Chef & Head Cooks

Sous Chef

Cook, Restaurant

Restaurant Worker




Combined Food Preparation/Serving Workers

General Food Preparation Worker

Units of Instruction:

Recipes/Menu Planning


Large/Small Equipment


Restaurant Service

Receiving and Shipping

Hot and Cold Food Preparation

Management and Employability Skills


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