CTE Pathway - Culinary Arts

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Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Pathway Description

Nevada Union High School

Culinary ArtsThe Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation sector provides students with the academic and technical preparation necessary to pursue high-skill, high-demand careers in these related and growing industries. The sector encompasses three distinct, yet interrelated, career pathways: Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition; Food Service and Hospitality; and Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation. The standards are designed to integrate academic and career technical concepts. The anchor standards include Consumer and Family Studies comprehensive technical knowledge and skills that prepare students for learning in the pathways. The knowledge and skills are acquired within a sequential, standards-based pathway program that integrates hands-on projects, work-based instruction, and leadership development such as that offered through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Standards in this sector are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career.

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Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts pathway receive training in kitchen safety and sanitation, equipment and facility use, culinary math, knife skills, properties of ingredients, farm to table philosophies and food preparation techniques. Technique is taught in the context of international cuisine by preparing foods from around the world. Students learn from a variety of experiences: frequent hands-on cooking labs, guest chefs, cooking competitions, videos, demonstrations, group projects and in-class reading assignments.

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