Culinary Arts Skills
This course supports New York State
CDOS diploma requirements
This course introduces students to the world of professional food preparation and emerging food technologies as they pertain to the global food service market. Students will work under the supervision of professionally trained chef instructors, developing practical culinary skills and applicable workplace knowledge. Students taking this course will receive individualized attention while working in a small group environment. Students will be given the opportunity to work with the state-of-the-art equipment necessary to help them meet the fast growing and ever changing needs of global food service trends.
Future Cooks Will Learn Basic Skills in:
- Food preparation
- How to use and maintain equipment
- Leadership and teamwork
- Knife handling and cooking
- Purchasing and storeroom procedures
- Customer service
- Technical math and professional development
They Will Prepare:
- Baked goods including breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, pies and muffins
- Meats, poultry, fish and vegetables
- Rice, pastas, potatoes and a variety of grains
- Soups, salads and dressings
- Sauces to match a variety of cooked meats, poultry, fish and vegetable dishes
Students who successfully complete this course will be qualified to seek entry-level/job-ready skill positions in the food service industry. Typical job titles in this field include Baker’s Assistant, Basic Food Prep Assistant, Caterer’s Assistant, Food Server and Steward’s Assistant.
Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:
- Connecticut Culinary Institute
- Lincoln Culinary Institute
- Suffolk Community College
Work Experience Opportunities:
Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:
- Fairway Market
- Mary Brennan Inn
- The Inn in Hempstead
Course available : Grades 10, 11 or 12
Course length : 1 or 2 years
Placement : Skills
Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits* using any or all of the following:
1.0 credit Career and Financial Management
1.0 credit Math–Specialized
1.0 credit English
1.0 credit Science
* Students completing 1 year of this 2-year course may receive up to 4 CTE credits OR distributed credits.
This course supports New York State CDOS diploma requirements
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