Pre-Vocational Programs

  • The culinary shop is a pre-vocational program designed to prepare students to move on to regular education programs such as vocational-technical schools, trade schools, an apprentice level program, or competitive employment at an entry level.

    Emphasis on:

    • Baking
    • Grilling
    • Sautéing
    • Following Instructions
    • Work Ethic
    • Following Safety Procedures
    • Organization
    • Job Performance
    • Following recipes
    • Knife Skills
    • Safety and Sanitation
    • Organization
    • Measurement

Employment Opportunities

Combined Food Prep & Service Workers

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-3021.00

    Job Description:

    Perform duties that combine both food preparation and food service.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Deli Clerk (Delicatessen Clerk), Dietary Aide, School Cafeteria Cook, CarHop, Deli Worker (Delicatessen Worker), Food Service Worker, Prep Cook (Preparation Cook), Deli Manager (Delicatessen Manager), Drive-Thru Window Order Taker, Front Line Worker

Cafeteria/Institution Cooks

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-2012.00

    Job Description:

    Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Cook, Food and Nutrition Services Assistant, Cafeteria Manager, Cafeteria Worker, Dietary Aide, Cook Supervisor, Dietary Cook, School Cook, Food Service Specialist, Basket Lunch Preparer


  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 51-3011.00

    Job Description:

    Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Baker, Mixer, Dough Mixer, Bakery Manager, Machine Operator, Bakery Clerk, Cake Decorator, Pastry Chef, Scaler, Bakery Chef

Waiters and Waitresses

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-3031.00

    Job Description:

    Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Waitress, Server, Waiter, Food Server, Banquet Server, Cocktail Server, Room Service Server, Restaurant Server, Food and Beverage Server, Room Service Waiter

Dining Room and Bartender Helpers

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 35-9011.00

    Job Description:

    Facilitate food service. Clean tables, carry dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food, and serve water, butter, and coffee to patrons.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Busser, Dietary Aide, Bus Boy, Bus Person, Server, Wait Staff, Bar Back, Dietary Aid, Nutrition Aide, Bus Girl

Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 37-2012.00

    Job Description:

    Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Housekeeper, Environmental Services Worker, Housekeeping Laundry Worker, Environmental Services Aide, Housekeeping Aide, Cottage Attendant, Room Cleaner