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Culinary Arts

 
Culinary Arts
 

CULINARY ARTS is a competency-based Career & Technical Education program offered at Milford High School & Applied Technology Center. To become a completer in this program, students must pass both Culinary Arts I and Culinary Arts II with a grade of “C” or better. Students are eligible to earn Industry-Validated Certificates or Credentials by passing the ProStart exams administered to program completers.
 
 
Culinary Arts I
(Full Year) 
1837 
 
2 Credits  Grades: 10-12*
Culinary Arts I is the first half of the Culinary Arts Program. Students learn to work in a professional kitchen with constant focus on sanitation and safety in a food production setting. Students learn techniques in baking as well as cold and hot food preparation. Windows on West Street, our on-campus restaurant, affords students the opportunity to develop “front-of-the-house” skills Students learn cooperation & collaboration and how to function as a member of a team. These are recognized as highly desirable skills in the industry. Students in Culinary Arts I will begin to develop food service management skills. The curriculum is consistent with the State of New Hampshire Competencies for Culinary Arts and is based on the standards of NRAEF the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation - ProStart.
Expectation: Quality Producer

All CA I Students are responsible to purchase program approved chef’s coat and hat .
(approximately $25.00)

*Enrollment preference given to 10th and 11th graders. Introduction to Culinary Arts is NOT a prerequisite for enrollment in Culinary Arts I.

College Credits: 3 Running Start College Credits are available through Nashua Community College.
 
 
Culinary Arts II
(Full Year) 
1838 
 
2 Credits  Grades: 11-12
Culinary Arts II offers advanced student the opportunity to enhance the skills learned in Culinary Arts I. The program continues to follow the ProStart curriculum developed by the NRAEF. Students are expected to provide high quality food preparation and professional
table/counter service during the operating hours of Windows on West Street. Culinary Arts II students are expected to demonstrate leadership in the kitchen, bakeshop and dining room. Preparation for the Level II ProStart Certification Exam is a priority. The paid work experience embedded in the ProStart curriculum will take on increased significance for advanced students. The externship is NOT a requirement for program completion.
Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Completion of Culinary Arts I with a grade of “C” or better.
 
CA II students are responsible to purchase chef pants to complete their uniform.
(approximately $20.00)

College Credits: 3 Running Start College Credits are available through Nashua Community College.
 

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES IN CULINARY ARTS
 
 
Introduction to
Culinary Arts 
1836 
 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-10
Introduction to Culinary Arts exposes students to the Hospitality Industry. Students will be exposed to all facets of an operating restaurant (Windows on West Street) and our retail bakeshop. They will participate in basic hot and cold food prep and baked goods prep. The students will practice tableside service and coun-ter skills. There is an emphasis on proper personal hygiene. Industry safety standards are stressed throughout the class.
Expectation: Quality Producer
 
 
 
Remarkable Service  1871 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
This one semester course, open to Juniors and Seniors ONLY, is designed to offer training in a skill set that they may find useful at many points throughout their lives. Remarkable Service offers real life experience with guest service, money handling, safety, sanitation and related situations in the Food Service /Hospitality industry. Class is available “C” Block only.
Expectation: Quality Producer