Culinary Arts

  • Instructor admiring the culinary creations of one of his students

    The Culinary Arts Program curriculum includes sanitation, nutrition, safety, preparation of meats, fish, poultry, soups, potato and vegetable dishes, desserts, cakes, and pastries. Emphasis is placed on presentation, technique, and professionalism.

    Students in the Culinary Arts Program will learn essential skills in baking, food preparation, purchasing, serving, and dining room management. They practice their skills in a state-of-the-art professional grade kitchen and the school's working Trade Wins Restaurant.

    Graduates of the Program may continue their education at colleges offering Culinary Arts or Hotel and Restaurant Management Programs. Students also have the opportunity to acquire college credits through an articulation agreement with Johnson & Wales University.


    Three Culinary students preparing scallops for a special event



    Year 1
    Introduction to Baking Applications and Service/Hospitality Concepts

    Year 2
    Food Preparation and Service Techniques

    Year 3
    Advanced Food Preparation and Advanced Dining Room Service

    Year 4
    Food Service and Hospitality Industry


    Two culinary students preparing meals Future Careers

    Prep/Line Cook/Chef
    Restaurant Wait Staff
    Restaurant Manager
    Hotel/Motel Manager
    Banquet Manager




    Classes meet for 3 periods/2 hours
    per day, 5 days a week

    Average number of new students
    accepted per year: 16

    Opportunity for professional certifications: YES

    Opportunity to earn college credits: YES

     Possible Certifications:
    Servsafe, OSHA 10


    Culinary student preparing meals for a special event  


    Recent Student Post-Secondary Destinations 

    Culinary Institute of America

    culinary Johnson & Wales University

    Hudson County Community College

    Atlantic Cape May Community College

    Raritan Valley Community College

    Middlesex County College

    The Palace Banquet Hall

    Wegmans Food Stores

    The Olive Garden