PHS Culinary Arts is a program of study designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for cooking basic foods, and to broaden their awareness and tastes for a wider variety of cuisines. Over the course of high school, students enrolled in Foods 1 through 4 are introduced to proteins, sauces, knife skills and more complex cooking methods, to name a few. Students will build on the culinary skills they learn at each level, while expanding their food knowledge and taste buds along the way. In addition, students that show an interest and aptitude for the food industry can try out for our culinary team that competes every year through our Student Leadership Organization, FCCLA.
This course is designed for students who are interested in understanding the principles of nutrition and in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Attention will be given to selection and preparation of food and personal health and well-being.
|Pre-Req Foods 1
This course is designed for students who are interested in understanding the principles of nutrition and food preparation. Emphasis will be on foods to create meals for families, using regional, ethnic and foreign foods to increase cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity.
|Pre-Req Foods 2
Foods 3 students will spend the entire semester working in, and running, our PHS catering company. Studentswill learn advanced cooking techniques, menu development, food costing, inventory, and customer service. They will produce and sell food products, in addition to catering on campus events. Studentsmust pass Foods 1 and 2 as a prerequisite to Foods 3.
|Pre-Req Foods 3
This program is full semester, industry-based program that prepares students for careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Students gain valuable restaurant and foodservice skills through their academic and workplace experiences. This program prepares students for the adult working world, offering them on-the-job experiences before they graduate. Skills learned in the classroom are reinforced in the workplace. Students are given a head start toward exciting and rewarding hospitality careers.