Culinary Arts

Crafting Culinary Excellence:  Where Passion Meets Palate

Students passionate about cooking, baking, or careers in the food industry can explore the exciting world of Culinary Arts in this CTE program and discover a dynamic industry filled with endless career opportunities worldwide. This class covers the various concepts of food safety and sanitation, foundations of culinary preparation, basic culinary skills, world cuisines, nutrition, menu development, sustainability and food economics as well as aspects of workplace professionalism and customer service. 

Through a mix of classroom learning and hands-on kitchen experience, students will master essential culinary skills and work productively as an individual and as part of a team. As food trends and preparation techniques continually evolve, the demand for innovative and knowledgeable professionals rises. This program opens doors in the food service industry, providing a solid foundation for further training or immediate entry into the workforce. 


  • Constantine High School (morning)
  • Sturges Young Center for the Arts (afternoon)


Candice Swanwick

Instructional Assistant:

Yuli Muñoz

Student Organization:

  • To be determined

Certifications Available:

  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • Serv Safe Food Manager

Who this class is for:

Students interested in cooking, baking, or other areas of hospitality who wish to explore various aspects of this industry before pursuing a certificate or degree after high school.

 "I think that this class is very beneficial for life in general, but especially for those who want to go into the food industry. It has helped me learn many techniques to be successful in the kitchen. If you are debating taking culinary arts, DO IT!!!!