The Culinary Arts program of study introduces CTE learners to occupations and educational opportinities related to the planning, directing, or coordinating activities of a food and beverage organization or department. This program of study also explores opportunities involved in directing and participating in the preparation and cooking of food.
Courses for Culinary Arts:
Level 1 - Introduction to Culinary Arts
Level 2 - Culinary Arts
Level 3 - Advanced Culinary Arts
Level 4 - Practicum in Culinary Arts
Potential Occupations & Median Wage:
Food and Beverage Managers $55,619
Chefs and Head Cooks $43,285
Food Science Technicians $34,382
Certified Tourism Ambassador
Job Interview SkillsCertificate
State Food Manager Certification
Food Allergen Certification
Servesafe Covid19 Delivery & Takeout Preparedness
ANSI Food Handler Certification
OSHA - 10 HR General Safety / Culinary
ANSI Food Manager Certification
Culinary Arts Instructor:
Laurie Stephens has been a Family Consumer Science and Culinary Arts teacher for 9 years at Poteet High School.
She graduated from Southside High School in 1973. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Texas A & M Kingsville with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.
After working for 30+ years in the field of Interior Design she returned to school for a teaching certification in Family Consumer Science.