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Welcome to the world of Culinary Arts! This course is taught by Chef Kia Smith. Chef Kia Smith serves on the FCCLA Board of Directors as the Culinary Arts representative. She was awarded Sumter Chamber of Commerce High School Teacher of the Year 2018-2019 and Sumter Career and Technology Center Campus Teacher of the Year 2019-2020 school year. Chef Smith is a proud Johnson & Wales University and Grand Canyon University Alum.
This course is designed to qualify students for job entry into the food service industry, food production and/or post high school education. With a combination of subject matter and kitchen lab activities students will learn the technical knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions.
Our Culinary Arts students have the opportunity to acquire marketable and leadership skills through commercial lab experiences. In order to enhance the curriculum, we have integrated Family and Consumer Sciences student organization, Family Careers, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
- Restaurant and Foodservice Industry
- Keeping Food Safe
- Kitchen Essentials
- Breakfast Foods and Sandwiches
- Salads and Garnishes
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Potatoes and Grains
- Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
- Stocks, Soups, and Sauces
- Serving Guests
- World Cuisine