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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

A Recipe for Success

Students in the culinary arts program learn about the fundamentals of food preparation and safety in the kitchen. In this challenging program you will learn about contemporary cuisine and the baking and pastry arts. Learn how to properly store food and cater events. Feel free to express yourself in a fun and creative environment where you will learn about food design and presentation. Our industry-certifi ed instructor will help you accomplish your culinary goals in our state-of-the-art facility. Enjoy working with new cutlery, ovens and mixers. Let us teach you how to operate our new salamander—a culinary grill primarily used in professional kitchens. Our students have access to the most modern equipment in the industry. If you can stand this heat, then we welcome you into our kitchen!

You will learn how to do this on:
• Commercial gas fryer                                                               **Some courses**
• Gas char-broiler                                                                          also qualify as
• Gas flattop griddle                                                                       college credit!
• Vitamix mixer
• Commercial dish machine
• Convection oven

College or Trade School Program Options for Culinary Arts High School Majors

Lorain High’s Culinary Arts curriculum prepares you for entry into secondary education degree programs in culinary arts or restaurant management. You can choose either a trade school or traditional college to complete a certifi cation or go into an associate, bachelor’s or master’s level program

Estimated time of completion for a full-time student:
  • Certification | One year or less, consider getting your NRAEF Prostart National Certificate of Achievement
  • Associate degree | Two years
  • Bachelor’s degree | Four years
  • Master’s degree | Six years
Career Possibilities

Multiple career options exist for students in this fi eld of study. Some careers require certification completion, while others require higher-level degrees. Possible job titles for you after college could be chef, pastry chef, sous chef, line cook, baker’s assistant, restaurant manager, caterer or prep cook. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics @ www.bls. gov and type in your career area of interest for the most up-to-date information on these careers, pay scale, employment outlook and more.
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