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Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program provides students with the training and experience needed to be in a rewarding career in the ever growing food service industry. Students learn knife skills, equipment use, cooking and baking methods, techniques and terminology, customer service in the dining room and retail bakery operations.
Related theory classes stress the importance of safe food handling and sanitation and provide the opportunity to attain nationally recognized Serv-Safe and Pro-Start Certifications.

The comprehensive curriculum is supported and enhanced by hands-on practice in our state-of-the-art kitchen and student-run East Side Room restaurant and bakery open to the public. Students graduating from the Culinary Arts Program are prepared for entry-level positions in the field and to continue their training at the postsecondary level.

● Cook alongside professional chefs preparing delicious appetizers, soups, salads,   
   entrées and desserts
● Create culinary masterpieces with fresh ingredients in a professionally equipped   
    kitchen
● Operate a fast-paced, full service restaurant and bakery providing a unique dining
   experience

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for professional culinary programs, immediate employment and further education

ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS 

High School Diploma from Keefe Tech

Line/Prep/Short Order cook
Baker
Waiter/Waitress
Bartender
Cruise Ships/Resorts
Restaurant Host/Hostess
Heath Care Food service
Dairy/Deli/ in-store Bakery
Product Demonstrators
Cake Decorator

TECHNICAL CAREERS

Associates  Degree (2-year), Certificate Program, Licensing or Adult Education

Food Photographer
Private Chef
Caterer
Food Stylist
Pastry Chef
Food Writer/Blogger
Wine Steward
Sales and Distribution
Product Development
Food Truck Owner/Operator

PROFESSIONAL CAREERS

Bachelors Degree (4-year) and Graduates or Doctoral Degree for some

Educator
Food Scientist
Nutritionist
Restaurant Critic
TV Chef
Health Inspector
Kitchen/Restaurant Design
Food Import/Export
Cook Book Author
Vintner/Craft Brewer

Culinary Department Resources

Culinary Department Contact Information

Peter Lacasse

Lead Teacher
Culinary Arts

Marie Stefanini

Lead Teacher
Culinary Arts

Linda Millard

Teacher, ACF-Junior Chapter Advisor
Culinary Arts

Amy Snyder

Teacher
Culinary Arts

Donna Collins

Paraprofessional
Culinary Arts

Certifications

  • Serve Safe

  • OSHA Restaurant Service

  • Allergy Certification

  • ProStart 1

  • ProStart 2

  • Food Handlers Certification

 

Articulation Agreements and College Credit

Culinary Frameworks