• Culinary Arts

    Department: Career and Technical Education
    Campus: Folcroft & Aston
    School of: Hospitality, Tourism and Human Services
    Instructors: John Maier and Mike Fedeli
    CIP Code: 12.0508

    Culinary Arts and Hospitality prepares students for success in the food service and hospitality industry. Students are taught food preparation, dining service, inventory control, safety and sanitation. Our students also learn nutrition, healthy cooking, equipment identification, use of hand tools and culinary vocabulary. Students prepare soups and sauces, breakfast entrées, sandwich production, pies, cakes, yeast-raised products, entree preparation, international dishes, vegetable preparation, garnishing, salads and dressings. Over the past several years, DCTS students have won state and national food preparation and service competitions. DCTS participates in the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), which provides a professional culinary network connecting students with internships, college programs and scholarships. Upon graduation, students may seek immediate employment, enter an apprentice program or continue culinary or management studies at the post-secondary level.

    Industry Certifications a Student May Earn

    • OSHA-10
    • Serve Safe Certification

    Career Opportunities

    with 4 year college degrees or higher

    • Executive Chef
    • Hotel and Resort Manager
    • Food Industry Production Manager

    with 2 year college degrees

    • Caterer
    • Chef
    • Pastry Chef
    • Sous Chef
    • Food Service Manager

    with certifications and/or specialized training

    • Baker
    • Line Cook
    • Cake Decorator Prep
    • Pantry Cook 

    College Credit Opportunities

    SOAR Credits

    • Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus, Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg, Community College of Allegheny County, Westmoreland County Community College, Delaware County Community College, Luzerne County Community College, Community College of Philadelphia, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Community College of Beaver County, Lackawanna College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Allegany College of Maryland and Commonwealth Technical Institute.
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    Articulation Agreements

    •  Culinary Institute of America, Walnut Hill College (Restaurant School) and Saint Francis University.