Culinary Arts

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1 or 2 Year Program (Hospitality Included)

Graduate from high school with employability skills related to your educational and career goals


1 or 2 Year Program 

This course is not only designed to please the palate, but also teaches skills that will take you a long way in the hospitality field. You learn all aspects of operating a restaurant. The curriculum includes food planning and preparation, technical aspects of owning and operating a restaurant, catering and other related skills. Students learn preparation and presentation of appetizers, salads, soups, desserts, pastries, meats, vegetables, and entrees. Menu planning, purchasing, marketing and customer service are also part of the program.

Career Paths:  Exec. Chef, Pastry Chef, Prep/Line Cook, Caterer, Dining Room Manager, Food Stylist, Sous Chef, Cake Decor

3 high school credits for each year and college credits while still in high school

Articulation Agreements:

  • Central Maine Community College – Food Preparation & Sanitation; CUA-121  – 3 credits
  • Central Maine Community College – Nutrition & Food Quality; CUA-171  – 3 credits
  • Washington County Community College – Sanitation; FDS-125  –  2 credits
  • Johnson & Wales University – Food Safety & Sanitation Mgt; FSM-1065  –  3 credits

Articulation Agreements:

  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

Dual Enrollment Agreements:

  • Eastern Maine Community College – Culinary Sanitation & Theory; CUL-131  –  1 credit
  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.

National/State Certifications/Licenses

  • Preparation for Pro-Start Certification Exam (minimum 2 years/linked with pre-apprenticeship)
  • Preparation for National Restaurant Associateion Serve-Safe Cetification Exam
  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certification

Colleges and post-secondary programs affiliated with this program include, but are not limited to:

  • Central Maine Community College
  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Washngton County Community College
  • York County Community College
  • Husson University
  • University of Maine System
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • New Hampshire State College
  • Johnson & Wales
  • New England Culinary Institute


Pre-requisite Academic Courses:

  • Algebra 1
  • Basic science
  • Artistic flare is useful
  • Ability to read, comprehend, & write at a high school level



Russ Flewelling

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This course meets Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.


This course is held at United Technologies Center .