Culinary Arts & Food Services

Learn the fundamentals of preparing and serving foods in a variety of settings.

The Culinary Arts & Food Services program is a two-year program designed for students who have a desire to learn about and work in the foodservice industry. Students will develop basic and advanced culinary skills in a commercial kitchen, and will learn to prepare, present and serve food for guests in The Valley Inn Restaurant. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their customer service and management skills as they coordinate community catering events. Successful students will be self motivated, with a passion for food and people, and have the skills to work well with others.

Other programs in Hospitality & Tourism career field:


Students have the opportunity to acquire the following certifications from the National Restaurant Association:

  • National Restaurant Association
  • ProStart®
  • ServSafe®

Student Organization

What skills will I learn?

  • Kitchen safety & sanitation
  • Keeping food safe
  • Knife skills
  • Basic and advanced cooking techniques
  • Food preparation & presentation
  • Menu planning and costing
  • Desserts & baked goods
  • Cost controls
  • Management essentials
  • Marketing
  • Dining room operations
  • Customer service
  • Catering and banquet services

What types of equipment are used:

  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment
  • Specialized and Standard Kitchen Hand Tools
  • NCR – POS system
Where do you want to go?

Chef, Dietitian, Front of the House Managing, Back of the House Managing, Nutritionist, Restaurant Owner/Entrepreneur, Resort Operations, Pastry Chef, Hotel Management, Food/Beverage Management, Research/Development, Server Assistant

Hospitality & Tourism Career Field


Year 1

4.0 elective

Year 2

4.0 elective



Ohio College Tech Prep

Career Technical Credit Transfer Program