• Feed Your Community and the World
    You can become the next great chef to cook in the finest hotel, restaurant, or food service establishment in Georgia if you choose Culinary Arts, one of the newest Program Concentrations. You will learn about food preparation and presentation, spices and flavorings, proper temperatures and food storage— everything you need for a career in culinary arts. In class, you will prepare soups, snacks, salads, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. After graduation, you can find jobs in restaurants, gourmet grocery stores, hotels and spas, schools and religious organizations , and military and government facilities. Here are sample careers in Culinary Arts:
    • Executive chef
    • Sous chef
    • Cook
    • Baker
    • Food preparation worker
     
    Program Components: What’s Included?
    The Culinary Arts Program enables you to build solid writing, comprehension, calculation, problem-solving, and technical skills. You will take relevant math and science courses that include skills based on advanced algebra, chemistry, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry. Course work includes food safety and food preparation techniques, nutrition, and presentation. You will also learn proper food storage and transport techniques.
     
    Depending on your career pathway, you may be able to start working in your chosen field immediately after graduation. You may also choose to continue your education at the college level or combine work and study. The courses you complete in your career pathway include three important training components:
    • Classroom and laboratory work
    • Career Related Education experience
    • Membership in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
     
    In the classroom and lab, you will work on projects that meet industry-validated standards. Through FCCLA you will develop strong leadership and work skills that will help you to succeed no matter where life takes you.
     
    Culinary Arts in Middle School
    You can start exploring careers in Culinary Arts through the Family and Consumer Sciences program in the sixth grade. You will participate in many activities related to food, nutrition, and cooking. You will also learn about careers that might interest you. You can join FCCLA and start to learn leadership skills, and you can continue in FCCLA throughout middle school and high school. In the seventh grade you can continue to develop your leadership abilities and learn more culinary arts skills. In eighth grade you will also have a chance to master pre-pathway units to help you make good choices about your high school career pathway.
     
    Academic relevance and connections in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies will help you build greater understanding of the standards you will learn. By completing all three Culinary Arts courses while you are in middle school, you will be advanced and prepared for your high school career pathway(s) of choice.
     
Last Modified on March 30, 2010