Culinary Arts

Students in Culinary Arts

Course Description

Looking for a tasty and rewarding career? This could be awaiting you in the restaurant or food business. By working in CEC’s Eliot Street Café, you’ll learn skills such as baking, quantity food preparation, customer service, banquet and catering operations and restaurant management.

What does Culinary Arts offer?

  • Gain skills in baking and pastry
  • Learn production skills, including prep, pantry, line cooking and scullery skills.
  • Understand the business management aspects of restaurant work.
  • Learn front of the house skills from waiter/waitress to marketing.
  • Learn how to get started in the culinary field.
  • Work in a licensed, student-run restaurant open to the public—The Eliot Street Café, located inside CEC

Benefits of the Culinary Arts class at CEC

  • Career exploration and training, you purchase your uniform (We supply the equipment and supplies; you must supply your talent and motivation.)
  • Be up to the competition when you start your career or continuing education.
  • Acquire skills that will help you get an enjoyable, well- paying job and a career.

Possible career choices in Culinary Arts

  • Manager
  • Chef
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Baker
  • Personal Chef
  • Hospital Chef
  • School Chef
  • Food Distributor
  • Food Critic
  • Culinary Instructor

World-renowned Chef Julia Child once said, ‘This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook—try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun.’ In the CEC Culinary Arts class, we believe in making cooking fun and educational, as well as helping students explore it as a career opportunity.

CEC Chefs

Course Credits

Credits Per Semester: 1.5 units

Course Certifications Available

Serve Safe and ProStart certifications

College Credit Also Available

3 College Credits/Concurrent enrollment with EGTC

Currently attending a different school?

Talk to your school counselor about attending CEC part-time for career classes.

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