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Pathway Summary:

The Culinary Pathway gives the students an opportunity to learn the basics of professional restaurant food production and hospitality through project-based food practicums. The daily living and career benefits of developing culinary skills are emphasized. Students are exposed to advanced culinary techniques, restaurant equipment, and operating procedures of restaurants and Institutions. Students are offered the opportunity to compete regionally and nationally. Upon completion of the Pro-Start program students are able to earn college scholarships and 3 credits at Norwalk Community College.


Pathway Courses:

  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Arts / Pro-Start I
  • Baking and Pastry / Pro-Start II
  • International Foods/Pro-Start II

Additional Recommended Courses:

  • Business Concepts
  • Photography 1 & 2

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Business and Industry Partners:

  • National Restaurant Association

Future Careers:

(4yrs of college): Agricultural Engineer, Baking & Pastry Chef, Dietitian & Nutritionist, Executive Chef, Culinary Teacher, Food scientist, Kitchen Designer, Restaurant Manager, Sous Chef, Hotel General Manager

(2yrs of college): Caterer, Cook, Fitness trainer, Food photographer, Food taster, Food writer, Hospitality Management, Tourism, Event planner, bartender, server, Quality Assurance Specialist, Personal chef, Cake designer/decorator

(Certification): Culinary Arts and Food Services, Professional Baker, Cottage Food Operator (CFO)