Food is fundamental to life. Not only does it feed our bodies, but it’s often the centerpiece for family gatherings and social functions. In this course, students learn all about food, including food culture, food history, food safety, and current food trends. They also learn about the food service industry and prepare some culinary dishes. Through hands-on activities and in-depth study of the culinary arts field, this course helps students hone their cooking skills and gives them the opportunity to explore careers in the food industry.
The course will concentrate on skills and attributes needed to fill entry level culinary and food service
positions. Instruction includes training in the fundamentals of basic food production, nutrition and sanitation, and management and services. As part of the instruction, reinforcement of basic skills is provided to assist students in practicing communication skills, utilizing listening skills to follow directions, practicing basic math skills as applied to a culinary arts setting, and reading to gain information and to perform assignments and tasks as directed. Students will gain insight into a career in Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services and Culinary Arts.