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Culinary and Hospitality

The Culinary and Hospitality program introduces students to the skills needed to manage a hotel, prepare a restaurant menu, and provide excellent customer service. Homework never tasted so good!

The pathways in the Culinary and Hospitality program offer opportunities for students to get certified in an interest area and to:

  • Learn professional cooking and baking techniques
  • Practice purchasing and managing inventory
  • Master basic kitchen and hotel management

Culinary and Hospitality Certifications Available:

  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • ProStart Certification Year 1
  • ProStart Certification Year 2
  • OSHA 10 Hour - Culinary
  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
  • Sanitation License

Pathways

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program is a great fit for students who want to learn how to cook, develop management skills, or own their own restaurant.

During the three years that students are enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, they gain practical culinary skills that increase in complexity as they progress. The program begins with an orientation-level course introducing students to topics such as food safety, sanitation, knife skills, basic nutrition, appetizers, sandwiches, baking, and menu planning. After mastering the basics, the next two years of the program focus on advanced-level food preparation, which includes cooking vegetables, meats, poultry, seafood, pasta, and grains; creating sauces and dressings; baking; and making soup.

While mastering culinary techniques, students also learn entrepreneurial concepts, explore college and career options, and participate in work-based learning experiences, such as job shadows and internships.

Schools with Culinary and Hospitality Programs

Learn More

Contact cluster manager Harold Chapman at hmchapman@cps.edu for more information.