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Culinary Arts

Instructor:  Mrs. Tameka Mendez (tmendez@acsc.net)
 
 
Prerequisite:
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management:  None
Advanced Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management:  Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
 
Course Description:

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management prepares students for occupations and higher education programs of study related to the entire spectrum of careers in the hospitality industry. This course builds a foundation that prepares students to enter the Advanced Culinary Arts or Advanced Hospitality courses. Major topics include: introduction to the hospitality industry; food safety and personal hygiene; sanitation and safety; regulations, procedures, and emergencies; basic culinary skills; culinary math; food preparation techniques and applications; principles of purchasing, storage, preparation, and service of food and food products; application of sanitation and safety principles to maintain safe and healthy food service and hospitality environments; use and maintenance of related tools and equipment; and application of management principles. Intensive, teacher monitored standards-based laboratory experiences with commercial applications are required and may be either school-based or "on-the-job" or a combination of the two. Work-based experiences in the food industry are strongly encouraged.  Dual credit is offered with acceptable level placement scores. (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)

 

Advanced Culinary Arts prepares students for occupations and higher education programs of study related to the entire spectrum of careers in the food industry, including (but not limited to) food production and services; food science, dietetics, and nutrition; and baking and pastry arts. Major topics for this advanced course include: basic baking theory and skills, introduction to breads, introduction to pastry arts, nutrition, nutrition accommodations and adaptations, cost control and purchasing, and current marketing and trends.  Instruction and intensive laboratory experiences include commercial applications of principles of nutrition, aesthetic, and sanitary selection; purchasing, storage, preparation, and service of food and food products; using and maintaining related tools and equipment; baking and pastry arts skills; managing operations in food service, food science, or hospitality establishments; providing for the dietary needs of persons with special requirements; and related research, development, and testing. Intensive laboratory experiences with commercial applications are a required component of this course of study. Student laboratory experiences may be either school-based or "on-the-job" or a combination of the two. Advanced Culinary Arts builds upon skills and techniques learned in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, which must be successfully completed before enrolling in this advanced course.  Work-based experiences in the food industry are strongly encouraged. A standards-based plan guides the students’ laboratory and work-based experiences.  Dual credit is offered with acceptable level placement scores. (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)

 

 

Certifications Available:
Pre-PAC Culinary Arts Certification
Prostart National Certification of Achievement
 
 
Dual Credit:
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management: Ivy Tech Dual Credit Equivalent:  HOSP 102 Basic Food Theory/Skills; HOSP 101 Sanitation/First Aid
Advanced Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management:  Ivy Tech Dual Credit Equivalent:  HOSP 105 Intro to Baking; HOSP 104 Nutrition
 
 
Job Opportunities:
  • Cook
  • Chef
  • Food Service Manager
  • Food Scientist
  • Restaurant Worker