Culinary Arts

Course Description:

The students will gain the skills to effectively work in the hospitality industry. Instruction will focus on selecting, storing, preparing and serving food, waitstaff training, menu planning and basic nutrition. Food safety and sanitation and learning the proper techniques to use and care for commercial equipment will be taught as well . Throughout the course, students will receive an introduction to baking and pastry arts, to include cake decorating. Instruction and on the job training will occur in our industry equipped kitchen and restaurant type setting.

Skills Learned:

Some of the skills a student will be able to perform are basic culinary/pastry techniques, Line Cook, Knife Skills, safe operation of tools and equipment, Marketing, sanitation procedures, identification of tools & equipment, menu design planning, pricing, baking, restaurant management, pastry making, cake decorating, Sauces, soups and salads, meat cookery, banquet techniques, waitress and waiter techniques, ordering, issuing, and receiving of materials, as well as an overall career awareness. Receptionist duties, anatomy, related math and PA Culinary rules and regulations.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Shift Supervisor, Baker, Server, Banquet Server, Host/Hostess, Waiter/Waitress, Cake Decorator, Restaurant Assistant Manager, Line Cook, Dietary Aide, Cafeteria Worker, Bakery’s Assistant, Bakery Clerk, Dishwasher, Grill Cook and Cashier, Line cook, Baker, Chef, Pastry Chef, Food Photographer, Food Writer, Food Blogger, Pantry Chef, Sous Chef. Earnings range between $11-$19/hour.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Furthered education can be obtained at institutes such as Johnson and Wales University, IUP, WCCC, Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Culinary Connecticut, The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Pennsylvania Culinary Institute (PCI) and Le Cordon Bleu Schools. More information can be found on the ProStart Passport.

Instructor(s):

Ms. Parks – Culinary Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1315
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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Announcement

Dear parent/guardian,

For any student who has medication or supplies in the nurse’s office, all unused medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian prior to the last day of school. Students are not permitted to carry medications home. CWCTC’s last day for students is June 3rd, 2022. Any medication not picked up will be properly disposed of at the end of the school day on June 3rd. No medication will be saved for use the following year. 

Medication Procedures and consent forms for the 2022/2023 school year will be available on our website, www.cwctc.org, prior to the start of the new school year. 

Please contact Kathy Rolka, LPN & Covid Coordinator for questions or concerns.

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