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 Hidden Cove Restaurant. The Bakeshop supplies the restaurant with desserts and rolls, fills custom cake orders, 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. The department is certified through the American Culinary Federation’s ACCESS ACF program. Seniors have the opportunity to become certified “ACF Junior Culinarians”

$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
Skills Taught
  • 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

John Haelsen

Culinary Arts Instructor
ext. 2228

Domenic Bachand

Culinary Arts Instructor
ext. 2819