Culinary Arts

Last Updated: 11/30/2020 3:12 PM

Opportunities are endless for anyone interested in establishing a career in the culinary arts or restaurant business. This industry offers career opportunities at almost any location in the country. For hard-working, creative, and service-oriented people, the industry offers unlimited potential.


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Students develop skills and work habits by working in the student-operated restaurant called The Jaguar Room. It is open to the public and staff on Wednesday through Friday during lunch hours. Junior and senior classes share management responsibilities of The Jaguar Room. Culinary students also have many opportunities to participate in state and national culinary competitions and compete for scholarships to prominent culinary colleges in the United States. Culinary students gain leadership experience through membership in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).


Experience and Skills Gained

  • Basic kitchen skills
  • Kitchen safety and sanitation
  • Front and back of the house operations
  • Baking principles
  • Entrepreneurship and marketing
  • Customer service skills


Opportunities After Graduation

Students may continue their education at a four-year university, community college, or technical institute. The Culinary Arts program can be a stepping stone to many opportunities. This program provides students with skills they can use to earn money while they pursue advanced training. The Prostart curriculum developed by The National Restaurant Association Foundation provides students with the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. It also gives students the opportunity to earn national certification in safety and sanitation through ServSafe Certification and Restaurant Management through ProStart Management Certification. College scholarships are available through FCCLA, ProStart, and other competitions held in Ohio for high school culinary students.


Career Opportunities

  • Caterer 
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Food Production 
  • Pastry Chef 
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sous Chef 
  • Restaurant Owner


College Scholarship Opportunities

$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students.


Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value

ProStart Certificate of Achievement - 9 Points

National Restaurant Association - ServeSafe - 3 Points


Clark State Community College - Sem. Hrs.

ITS 1105     Computer Concepts and Software - 3 Credits


Hocking College - Sem. Hrs.

CULA 1109     Safety and Sanitation - 1 Credit

CULA 1113     Fundamentals of Cuisine - 3 Credits

CULA 1116     Planning and Purchasing & Table Service - 3 Credits


Sinclair Community College Credits - Sem. Hrs.

HMT 1101     Basic Culinary Skills - 3 Credits

HMT 1105     Introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry - 2 Credits

HMT 1107     Sanitation & Safety - 2 Credits

HMT 1126     Baking I - 2 Credits

MAT 1125     Math for the Culinary Arts Baking and Pastry Arts Profession - 3 Credits 


Students will have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credits based on final program grades and /or test scores.

All credentials and college credits are current as of the posting of this website, but are subject to change.

Additional Info

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Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center | 1901 Selma Road | Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: 937.325.7368
Fax: 937.325.7452