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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts trains students to perform routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers.  Students learn safety and sanitation, and introduction to food service operations, nutrition, food preparation, and presentation. Food preparation workers prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, and perform many other food service tasks.


  • Industry Sector: Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): <360
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: California Food Handlers Card (valid one year)
  • Class Location(s): Anaheim HS, Buena Park HS, Esperanza HS, La Habra HS, Savanna HS, Sonora HS, Valencia HS, Western HS, Yorba Linda HS, NOCROP Regional Courses
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.