• Culinary Arts

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
    This program prepares creative students with a passion for food and customer service to be career or college ready. Students gain hands-on experience in the kitchen through a weekly skill stations rotation. Students also have the opportunity to run a restaurant that is open to the public and prepare for catering events throughout the school year.
    Sample Career Skills
    • Be introduced to safety and sanitation, tools and equipment, recipes and measurements
    • Learn how to create stocks, soups and sauces, Mise en Place skills and breakfast cookery
    • Examine nutrition basics, such as: dietary guidelines, understanding food labels, food allergies and dietary restrictions
    • Receive training and practice in “front of the house” skills
    • Participate in catering activities for internal and external groups
    • Plan a menu that includes incorporating custom requests, multi-course menu development and costing out a full menu Build a professional portfolio that includes a career plan
    • Demonstrate the ability to create meat, poultry and seafood dishes
  • Certifications 

    CareerSafe OSHA-10
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
    ServSafe Certificate (National Restaurant Association)

    College Credits  

    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Concurrent Dual Enrollment Credits
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    SOAR Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    Montgomery County Community College
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    Art Institute of Philadelphia
    Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    St. Francis University
    The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill 

    Workplace Opportunities 

    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies such as: Whip Tavern, Kimberton Inn, Nectar and Hood's BBQ. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Review the task list