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Restaurant & Event Planning

Culinary Essentials

84505 Culinary Essentials Grades 9 10 11 12 .5 credit
This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to commercial and institutional food service establishments. Course topics range widely, but include sanitation and safety procedures, nutrition and dietary guidelines, food preparation, quantity food production, meal planning and preparation. Certification: ServeSafe.


Baking & Pastry

84509 Baking & Pastry Grades 9 10 11 12 .5 credit
Prerequisite - Culinary Essentials

This course is designed to give a thorough overview to the baking and pastry portion of the overall restaurant and event management pathway. This class provides students with an understanding of the ingredients and methods used in creating breads, pastries, cookies and other desserts. Students learn how dairy, fruits, flour and chocolate come into play with pastry and baking. The fundamentals of dough and basic decorating skills are covered as well as baking equipment and baking costs.


Culinary Arts I

84507-84508 Culinary Arts I Grades 11 12 1 credit
Prerequisite: Culinary Essentials and Nutrition and Wellness. This course offers an opportunity for students with a serious interest in learning about careers in the culinary and restaurant industry. Students will be trained in ServSafe regulations that apply to workplace safety while being given the chance to use industry grade equipment. This course will include the effective use of lab organization and communication skills. The class will also build on Culinary Essentials and Nutrition and Wellness classes. Students will develop techniques and execute menu plans while demonstrating a variety of cooking methods with sauces, fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins. Field trips to local restaurants will enhance the learning experience.


Nutrition & Wellness

84501 Nutrition and Wellness Grades 9 10 11 12 .5 credit
Nutrition and Wellness enables students to analyze the interaction of nutrition, foods, and fitness for overall wellness of individuals and families throughout the lifespan. In this course students will develop nutrition and fitness habits to make wise decisions regarding healthy living and prevention of disease through these practices. As active learners, students develop higher order thinking skills and academic skills in the areas of math, science, language arts and social studies through the evaluation of relevant nutrition and wellness information. This course is recommended for all students regardless of their career cluster or pathway, in order to build basic nutrition and wellness knowledge and skills, and is especially appropriate for students with interest in human services, wellness/fitness, health, or food and nutrition related career pathways.


Career & Community Connections

85451-85452 Career and Community Connections Grades 11 12 1 credit
Career and Community Connections is the career course for the student to apply technical skills in a professional learning experience, paid or unpaid, outside or within the school environment in the Human Services or Restaurant/Event Management career field. A career portfolio will be developed. This course provides the opportunity for the student to focus on career-related topics, team building and effectiveness in the world of work, and acquiring job-seeking skills and retention needed to advance within the workplace. Assistance will be provided to arrange a work placement for a professional learning experience in the area of Human Services or Culinary Arts.