Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts is an ever expanding and evolving food industry, full of excitement, action and interesting people.

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of many different segments in the food service industry. Emphasis will be a hands-on learning environment in a small class setting.

Students will be learning basic knife skills, safety and sanitation, hygiene and basic equipment maintenance to achieve a basic proficiency in standard cooking techniques.

Students will also be introduced to food service and hospitality.

The Program is open to Juniors and Seniors 16 years of age and older. Class is two hours daily for two semesters (360 hours).

This course will introduce basic food preparation and classic cooking techniques. The students will learn the “Hospitality Management” portion of the culinary industry.

This course will be aligned with the Columbia College Culinary program.

The Culinary Arts course provides students with entry-level skills in the following areas:

  • Chef
  • Prep Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Catering
  • Baking
  • Pastry Chef
  • Food Buyer
  • College and University
  • Food Service
  • Airline In-Flight Service
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Military Food Service
  • Waiter
  • Hostess

Program Brochure


Birtwhistle, Gretchen

Culinary Arts Instructor

email: gbirtwhistle@sonorahs.k12.ca.us

Waldie, Serenity

Career Guidance Technician

email: swaldie@sonorahigh.org

Phone : (209) 532-5511 Ext. 5124

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