Culinary Arts

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    The Culinary Arts Program 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.

    Graduates of the program may continue their education at colleges offering culinary arts or hotel and restaurant management programs. Students work in our professional grade kitchen facilities and the school’s working Trade Wins restaurant.

    Students also have the opportunity to acquire college credits through an articulation agreement with Johnson & Wales University.

    Instructor admiring the culinary creations of one of his students Three Culinary students preparing scallops for a special event

    culinary students and instructor preparing foodCurriculum

    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

    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:
    ServSafe Food Production Manager Certificate in their Senior year 

    Opportunity to earn college credits: YES

    Future Careers 

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

    Recent Student
    Culinary student with serving spoonPost-Secondary Destinations

    Culinary Arts Student Plans at Graduation

    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










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    Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools                908-526-8900                          2021-22