Culinary Arts Level 1
Recommendations: Students should have basic math skills and knowledge of algebra, have average reading and writing skills, and be computer literate. Basic knowledge of French culinary terms is helpful. Students enrolling in the Culinary Arts program should have good attendance, have the desire to work hard, have a good attitude, the desire to pursue a career in Culinary Arts, creative thinking skills and artistic appreciation, be able to stand for long periods of time, have the ability to work in a team setting, and have the ability to comprehend and demonstrate industry safety standards.
The Culinary Arts program trains students that are serious for a career in the Food Service Industry. Students learn basic food preparation, menu planning, baking and proper dining room service techniques through the operation of functions, banquet service, and outside catering events by a professional chef with over 20 years of experience. Employment potential is excellent, and there are many post-secondary opportunities available. Students will complete a portfolio, compete in cooking challenges, learn basic prep of mother sauces, and complete basic knife cuts.
CULINARY ARTS II
Prerequisites: Students who have successfully completed Culinary Arts may apply. Applications will be considered based on a CATC rubric.
The Culinary Arts program trains students that are serious for a career in the Food Service Industry. Students will learn advanced techniques in food preparation and baking. They will also gain advanced knowledge of cuisines by a professional chef with over 20 years of experience. Students will also learn an advanced dining room preparation of tableside cooking and advanced industry knowledge. Students will also help in a mentoring first year students in basic knowledge of culinary arts. Students will complete a portfolio, perform cooking demonstrations, make advanced sauces made with mother sauces, and be eligible for hospitality certifications.
5 and 10 hour OSHA Card
College Credit Opportunities:
Articulation agreements with: Central Maine Community College
Culinary Institute of America
Eastern Maine Community College
Johnson & Wales University
Southern Maine Community College