Culinary Arts


    Culinary Arts students participate in all aspects of food preparation and service in the areas of contemporary American cuisine with classical influences, baking, as well as table service and dining room management. Students gain valuable experience in an authentic setting as a daily menu is offered to the staff and public in the Hidden Cove Restaurant. The Bakeshop supplies the restaurant with desserts and rolls, and stocks our retail bakery case. The emphasis of the program is on quality production and pride in workmanship in an educational atmosphere that meets the individual needs of students. Academic skills are strengthened through integration of math, language arts, science and social studies into both theory and shop instruction. Students work with current technologies including a state-of-the-art point of sale system. Students earn NRA Servsafe Certification in junior year.




    • 2017 Median National Wage
      $33, 922/year.
    • 2017 Executive Chef Average Wage
      $76, 280/year
    • hourly wages range: $13.00-18.00/hr.
    • *Does not include gratuity

    • Food preparation
    • Cooking methods
    • Fundamentals of baking
    • Cake decorating
    • Sanitation procedures
    • Purchasing and quality control
    • Duties of host/hostess and wait staff
    • Restaurant management
    • Introduction to food science and nutrition
    • Dietary/health 

    • Serv- Safe Food Handler Certification


    • • Prep cook/line cook
    • counter staff
    • bus person
    • dishwasher
    • • Wait staff
      • Host or hostess
      • Bakery assistant
      • Cake decorator
      • Bar back 
    •  fry cook
    • sandwich/dessert cook



    • Manager of a food service, banquet,
       restaurant, or bakery
    • Caterer
    • Chef
    • Meat grader/inspector
    • Food service sales representative
    • Food writer or food critic
    • Sommelier (wine expert)
    • Food photographer



    • Dietician/Nutritionist
    • Executive chef
    • Hotel/restaurant management
    • Food scientist


    The Hidden Cove Bistro

    is a student operated restaurant that offers guests a wonderful dining experience while students gain experience and hone their culinary skills.  By dining in the restaurant you are helping to support our future chefs in their studies as well as their future careers.
    Seatings are Tuesday through Friday from 11:30am-12:30am.  The menu changes weekly with prices ranging from $2.50 for soup, salads for $5.00, sandwiches $6.00, Entrees $6.00 and desseets for $3.25.
    Please call for more information or for private party bookings:  508.432.4500  x303

    Picture of the Hidden Cove



    CapeTech Culinary Photo 1 student plate samples student plate sample cove



    The Hidden Cove will be closed all Mondays for curriculum and instructional development.



    Cape Tech Culinary Arts Mission & Goals



  • Alumni Spotlight
    Patrick Roberge, Class of 2011, Culinary Arts Alumni demonstration. Chef Ten Pin Eatery, Hyannis MA  
    Patrick Roberge