CTE Month and the Culinary Arts Pathway

CTE, or Career and Technical Education,  includes public school districts’ Culinary Arts programs.  Culinary Arts is part of the CTE Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster.  

What is Culinary Arts?

Culinary Arts refers to planning, preparing, cooking, presenting, and serving food. 

Culinary Arts students learn skills that focus on time management, communication, and customer service.  Students can also explore the history of the hospitality industry while learning the introduction to food and beverage basics.

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Northside ISD culinary students learn to roll sushi

High School CTE Culinary Arts Programs

Because public high school students have diverse interests, our school districts provide many opportunities to prepare them for a variety of careers, like the culinary field.  Also, high school students may earn college credit and/or industry certification before they graduate. 

High school culinary arts programs teach several basic skills:

  • Ingredient Preparation
  • Food Pairing
  • Dish Plating
  • Kitchen Management
  • Food Science
  • Customer Service
 

Culinary programs offer training to earn a culinary certificate while in high school.  Culinary industry certifications include:

  • ManageFirst Professional
  • ServeSafe Manager
  • Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cook
  • Certified Fundamentals Cook
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Valentines Rolled Chocolate Cake with a French Vanilla Strawberry Filling: Lizette Hernandez, Taya Clendenen, Nicholas Andrade, Camila De La Cruz, Jonathan Hernandez, Edison High School, SAISD

Culinary Students' Valentine Recipe Showcase

Go Public showcases some of the incredible culinary talent we have in our area schools!

Edible Box of Love (If the truffles and strawberries were not enough, you can even eat the box)Litzy Martinez, Paola Tamayo, Miriam Gutierrez, Vaness Colin, Melanie Davila – Cypress Falls High School, Cy-Fair ISD

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ADDITIONAL CULINARY ARTS RESOURCES

TEA- Culinary Arts Pathway

Escoffier- What High School Students Should Know About Culinary School 

Find Culinary Schools near me- Texas Culinary Schools and Accredited Programs

Best Cooking Schools Near Me- The Best Culinary Schools in Texas

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