Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts (offered at South Texas Academy for Medical Professions in Olmito)

Are you creative? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you thrive in a team environment? If so, Culinary Arts might be your recipe for success. The restaurant and foodservice industry is looking for the country’s best young people to be its future stars. Restaurant and foodservice, a $580-billion industry, creates hundreds of thousands of new jobs each year with enormous advancement opportunity and earning potential for those who have the right skills and attitude.

The STISD Culinary Arts Program will provide you with the skills and experience needed to prepare for an entry-level position in the Food Service industry.
The skills you will learn include:
• Basic operation of a restaurant
• Food preparation
• Safety and Sanitation
• Operation and maintenance of restaurant tools and equipment
• Creating and planning of menus for restaurant and catering functions
• Cooking & Baking
• Customer service including; hosting, serving, and bussing of tables.

As our student, you will have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to work in a variety of food service positions. Your educational experience in this program will prepare you for a career in the food service industry and provide you with the prerequisites to continue your education at a post-secondary school or college in a food-related field. You will have an opportunity to work towards earning your ServSafe Certification; a recognized industry certification increasing your employability.

If you possess a desire to learn and an interest in a career in the food service industry, the program may be for you.

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