ProStart I and II (Culinary Arts)

ProStart I

ProStart II

Culinary - ProStart I and II

For those who would like to learn how to cook creatively, prepare and display a variety of foods, and learn how to serve food in a formal dining setting, this culinary program may be enticing. The culinary program will follow the National Restaurant Association ProStart curriculum. Students will earn industry based certificates and dual enrollment credit hours once they have completed the two year program which consist of 400 hours of work experience and a written test. To help students acquire the work experience, students will participate in field trips, work-based learning, and job shadowing. Upon completion of ProStart I and II, students may have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credits at Nichols State University in the John Folse Culinary program.

In order to qualify for ProStart II, a student must successfully complete ProStart I OR Food Service I AND pass ServSafe Manager Exam.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Use of Commercial Equipment
  • Proper Sanitation
  • Food Safety Standards
  • Proper Nutrition
  • Table Setting
  • Food Preparation
  • Candy Making
  • Food Display
  • Food Etiquette

Possible careers:

  • Hospital
  • School Food Service
  • Formal restaurants
  • Fast- Food Restaurant
  • Hotels
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