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Culinary & Pastry Arts

Program Highlights

In our Culinary & Pastry Arts program you will:

  • Work side-by-side preparing dishes with professional chefs to produce the finest quality restaurant food.
  • Design cakes and pastries from scratch.​
  • Expand your abilities using our professional equipment and cookware.
  • ​Establish the skills, work habits and confidence to succeed in the most respected local and national culinary post-secondary schools through ourProStart certified program.
  • ​Feel the pride and enjoyment of becoming a professional chef, one of the most widely respected and creative professions in the world.

What You Can Learn

Culinary & Food  Preparation Skills // Baking and & Pastry Techniques // Catering & Banquet Services // Food Safety & Sanitation // Professional Equipment Operation // Dining Room Guest Services

What You Can Become

(with additional education and training)
Baker // Caterer, Chef // Food Service Director // Pastry Chef // Prep Cook // Restaurant Manager // Restaurant Owner // Registered Dietician // Food Scientist

What You Can Earn

10 College Credits in this pathway // ServeSafe National Restaurant Education Foundation Sanitation Certificate // ProStart National Restaurant Education Foundation Certificate

Parallel Expectations

SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE COURSES:
Algebra, Business Math

SUGGESTED SIMULTANEOUS COURSES:
Chemistry, Technical Writing

CAREER HIGH VALUE SOFT SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Proper Hygiene (defined by Board of Health), Professional Appearance, Physically Fit to Stand for Hours at a Time, Fine Motor Skills

Robert Mcintosh

INSTRUCTOR

Experience:
15 years in education at CRTC; active in Skills USA: National Education Team member and judge; prepared many students for state and national competitions 40 years in the hospitality industry, including restaurants of various styles and food service facilities

Education/Credentials:
Received training at Culinary Institute of America, Johnson and Wales University, NE Culinary Institute: Teaching Certification; NRAEF-certified Servsafe Instructor

Other Interests:
golf, cooking, skiing, beach time

Email
rmcintosh@sau8.org

Melissa Wilkins

BAKING & PASTRY WORKFORCE SPECIALIST /
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

Experience:
7 years experience in the baking and pastry industry including high-end style bakeries, and chocolate shops.

Education/Credentials:
Associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry from The Culinary Institute of America. Certified in ServSafe.

Other Interests:
Hiking, kayaking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Email
mwilkins@sau8.org