Culinary Arts

2020-2021 Course Offerings

Focus on Foods                   

Semester    Grades:  9-12         A Level     Prerequisite:  None
Students will learn the basic technology of food preparation and be able to identify, understand, analyze, and evaluate food choices.  Emphasis will be placed on safety and sanitation in food preparation.  Units covered will include quick breads, yeast breads, eggs, pies/pastry, and fruits and vegetables.  The basic principles of the USDA’s MyPlate will be studied.

Foods of the World                        

Semester    Grades:  9-12         A Level           Prerequisite:  Focus on Foods
Students will explore the cuisine and cultures of Latin America and Asian countries.  Influences of geography, climate and culture will be studied.  Additional food preparation and techniques will be explored.   Students should be open to sampling ethnic foods. (This course will not be offered during the 2019-2020 school year.)

Baking and Pastry Arts (New for 2020-21 school year)       

Semester       Grades 9-12.   A Level        Prerequisite: Focus on Foods
Students will explore advanced techniques of baking and pastry arts.  Delicious breads, confections, pastries, cakes and cake decorating skills, cookies, and plated desserts will be made.  Students will gain an understanding of ingredients and methods used to create these products.

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