Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
The Community School

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 and pastry arts, 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 Cove Restaurant. 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.

$33, 922/year.

Starting Salary

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  • 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
Instructed Areas
  • 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

Heather Irber

Culinary Arts Instructor
ext. 2819

Linda Kelley

Culinary Arts Instructor
ext. 2125