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Culinary Arts is designed to offer instruction in the commercial restaurant industry including areas such as gourmet and fine dining skills, fast food operations, customer service, menu planning, cost-control along with other important aspects of food service.
This highly appealing and interesting area stresses the technology of preparing and serving attractive nutritious foods. Students learn the complete food cycle including nutrition, ordering processes, menu design, equipment use and maintenance, sanitation, hygiene, food prep and presentation skills.
Median annual wages of Chefs and Head Cooks were $42,480 in 2012Bureau of Labor Statistics
Courses of Study
• Sanitation
• Kitchen Safety and Equipment
• Salads and Dressing
• Vegetables and Fruit
• Potatoes and Other Starches
• Breakfast/Sandwich Prep
• Stock, Soups, Sauces
• Meat, Poultry, Fish, Shellfish
• Baking
• Menu Planning and Ordering
Career Paths
• Prep Cook
• Baker’s Assistant
• Line Cook
• Chef
• Dietary Assistant
• Food Service Supervisor
• Cafeteria/Institutional Cooks
• Caterers
• ServSafe – National Restaurant Association
Post Secondary Opportunities
• Art Institute of Pittsburgh
• Clarion University
• Indiana University of PA
• PA Culinary Institute
• Westmoreland County CC

*Gainful Employment Disclosure for Adult Students