Culinary Arts Program of Study

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism (2 Semesters)

Introduces students to an industry that encompasses lodging, travel and tourism,
recreation, amusements, attractions, and food/beverage operations. Students learn
knowledge and skills focusing on communication, time management, and customer
service that meet industry standards. Students will explore the history of the hospitality
and tourism industry and examine characteristics needed for success in that industry.

Introduction to Culinary Arts (2 Semesters)
Emphasizes the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the
management of a variety of food service operations. The course will provide insight into
the operation of a well-run restaurant. Introduction to Culinary Arts will provide insight
into food production skills, various levels of industry management, and hospitality skills.
This is an entry level course for students interested in pursuing a career in the food
service industry. 

Culinary Arts (2 Semesters)
a. Begins with the fundamentals and principles of the art of cooking and the science of
baking and includes management and production skills and techniques. Students can
pursue a national sanitation certification or other appropriate industry certifications.
This course is offered as a laboratory-based course.

Practicum in Culinary Arts (2 Semesters)
A unique practicum that provides occupationally specific opportunities for students to
participate in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with actual
business and industry career experiences. Practicum in Culinary Arts integrates
academic and career and technical education; provides more interdisciplinary
instruction; and supports strong partnerships among schools, businesses, and
community institutions with the goal of preparing students with a variety of skills in a
fast-changing culinary art based workplace.

Program of Study Teacher:

  • Melinda Castillo (Canutillo High School)

Career and Technical Student Organization:
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

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