Instructor: Natalie Kehlbeck

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Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program of study falls under the hospitality and tourism cluster. This pathway focuses on the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services. Examples of careers in this field would include General Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Kitchen Manager, Catering & Banquets Manager, Dining Room Supervisor, Restaurant Owner, Baker, Caterer, Dietitian, Executive Chef, Cook, Pastry & Specialty Chef, Food server, Research and Development Chef, Product Demonstrator, and Personal Chef.

This program focuses on exploration of the hospitality and food service industries.  Students will be exposed to nationally accredited curriculum to learn all aspects of the food service industry.  Students apply theory concepts in our full service restaurant, The Knotty Oak Room, and our in school coffee shop, The Oaker Cafe.

Students who successfully pass both written and performance assessment with a 75 or better will earn a Junior Culinary Certificate from the American Culinary Federation.  Students who earn a 75 or better in either the written or performance assessment or as an average of the two will earn a Secondary Culinary Certificate also from the American Culinary Federation.  Students will also be trained in ServSafe in order to take the ServSafe exam.

Earning an industry recognized certificate can entitle a student to post-secondary scholarships at participating colleges and/or qualify for advanced standing in employment opportunities.

The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation and implements this nationally recognized curriculum as well as the Pro-start curriculum.

Suggested elective courses: Career Math, Accounting, Business Entrepreneurship, Web Design, Marketing Essentials, Mixed Media.

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To view The Knotty Oak Room menu, hours of operation, and other restaurant information, visit our website at:

To reserve your business function or for a take out, catering, or other event, contact Tina Andrews at 822-9499 ext 292

Order your lunch to go by emailing: