CULINARY ARTS

There is no better place than South Carolina to build a career in hospitality.  The state's natural and cultural attractions draw more than 29 million visitors every year.  Culinary Arts students will receive hands-on education in food production, while developing professionalism and proficiency in cooking, cost control, nutrition, and sanitation.  Students will develop not only cooking skills, but also creativity, leadership, and discipline skills. Students will be able to test for valuable ProStart and ServSafe Certifications, and students in the second and third level will have the opportunity to earn college credit through Spartanburg Community College. Students are required to purchase a uniform, which is worn daily. Evening and weekend work is expected of Culinary Arts students.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Head Chef

  • Pastry Chef

  • Cook

  • Restaurant Manager

  • Executive Chef

  • Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

 

CURRICULUM

 

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Grades: 10-12 / Approximate Fees: $125 (includes uniform and materials)
Prerequisite: C average in Algebra I or Foundations/Intermediate Algebra
Introduction to Culinary Arts provides students with hands-on training in a professional kitchen.  In this class students will learn basic cooking techniques, knife skills, sanitation, understanding recipes, measurements, and product identification.  Students will be introduced to the many career opportunities that are available in the food service industry. 

 

Culinary Arts I

Grades: 11-12 / Approximate Fees: $80 (includes materials and certification test fee) + $45 tuition for students who choose to take dual enrollment
Prerequisite: Completion of Intro to Culinary Arts with minimum grade of 80 or Director approval
Culinary Arts I prepares students for gainful employment and/or entry in postsecondary education in the food production and service industry.  In this class, students will expand on the knowledge gained in the introduction class by preparing cuisine from around the world.  Students will also work on management skills and learn what it takes to run an actual restaurant.  Students will have the opportunity to become ServSafe Certified in sanitation, a valuable certification when seeking employment or beginning a postsecondary education in this field. Students who qualify and choose to take this course as dual enrollment may earn 3 hours of college credit in CUL155/Sanitation from Spartanburg Community College.

 

Culinary Arts II

Grades:  11-12 / Approximate Fees: $45 + $45 tuition for students who choose to take dual enrollment
Prerequisite:  Completion of Culinary Arts I with minimum grade of 80 or Director approval
Culinary Arts II is the advanced culinary arts class and is for students who are serious about a future career in the food service industry.  In this class students will gain an understanding of how an entire restaurant works, learn recipe development and expand on cuisine from around the world.  Students will also gain a firm understanding of industry standards and how to thrive in the food service industry. Students who qualify and choose to take this course as dual enrollment may earn 3 hours of college credit in CUL129/Storeroom and Purchasing from Spartanburg Community College.