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    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
    Employment in the food service and hospitality industry has been growing at the highest rate of any industry in the country. The expansion of restaurants, hotels and cruise ships, along with the rapid growth in convenience foods and prepared foods, has resulted in Americans eating at least one daily meal away from home. Students will learn the basic skills needed to prep for success in the restaurant industry.
    Program Concentrations: 
    • Beverage preparation and service
    • Breakfast food preparation
    • Fine dining, buffet catering and cafeteria service
    • Food service management and cashiering
    • Knife skills
    • Low-fat ingredients and substitutions
    • Meat, fish, seafood and poultry preparation
    • Sauce and soup preparation
    • Vegetable and starch preparation 
    Career Options: 

    Many of our students work in the field during high school and continue after graduation as executive chefs, kitchen managers, food scientists, caterers, nutritionists, pastry chefs, personal chefs, line cooks, kitchen workers and in-product research/development and food wholesale.


    Read the Culinary Arts, Baking Techniques & Restaurant Management summer letter.

Female TCHS student stands in commercial kitchen smiling at camera.
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    CareerSafe OSHA-10
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
    ServSafe Certificate (National Restaurant Association)
    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
    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies such as: Whip Tavern, Kimberton Inn, & Nectar and Hoods 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. Click here to review the task list.