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Culinary Arts

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. 



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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


Local Certificates/Certifications

  • Certified Tourism Ambassador

  • Job Interview SkillsCertificate

  • State Food Manager Certification

  • Food Allergen Certification

  • Servesafe Covid19 Delivery & Takeout Preparedness

National Certifications

  • ANSI Food Handler Certification

  • OSHA - 10 HR General Safety / Culinary

  • TABC Certification

  • 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.