New Culinary Arts Progam in 2019

Italie Demore

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March 15, 2019

Cleveland Heights High School currently offers 23 career tech classes. Culinary arts has recently been added to the career tech list. Culinary arts is a class that prepares students to become a cook and learn how to use kitchen equipment along with making food.

Heights Consortium Coordinator, Mrs. Myers, said, “The Culinary Arts Program will allow juniors and seniors students to cook and test their products while learning the laws and best techniques from local and national chefs.” The curriculum also requires the students to learn how to manage and operate a restaurant or business in the Hospitality Career Field. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to earn college credit and industry-recognized certifications/credentials that could lead them directly into the career field. She also says that there is not a GPA requirement, but students should be good academic standing at their school, have great attendance, a love for cooking and a desire to learn and grow!

 Jacob, a student at Heights, says that he would like to become a chef and that he will look into the career tech. He also said that he cooks at home on the weekends for his family.

Warrensville Heights High School is sponsoring this CTE Pathway, but the actual classes will take place at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Eastern Campus Culinary Arts School, Demo Kitchen and Restaurant.  This is the first program that offers classes at Tri-C. The program starts in the fall with a maximum amount of 20 juniors.

Even if students aren’t interested in culinary arts, they can choose another career tech pathway. Most of the Heights career tech classes are two years in length.