Culinary Arts

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Add some spice to life and see the world! If food is your passion, a career in the culinary arts could be right for you. Explore the business side of restaurants and food service.

Which pathway is offered?

Culinary Arts—This pathway prepares students with the basic skills needed for a career in the food service industry, including the fundamentals of safety and sanitation practices, basic knife skills, menu planning, and food production skills.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Food & beverage manager
  • Kitchen manager
  • Catering manager
  • Dining room supervisor
  • Baker
  • Caterer
  • Cook
  • Pastry chef
  • Server
  • Host
  • Product demonstrator

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

What could my future look like in this career field?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC)
  • Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cook (CFPC)
  • National ProStart Certificate of Achievement (COA)
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager
  • OSHA 10-Culinary Arts
  • Arizona Technical Skills Assessment