Culinary Arts is designed to prepare creative and energetic students who want to become Chefs for advanced entry into culinary school or for entry-level jobs in the hospitality industry. Students will learn basic cooking and knife skills, as well as methods for preparing a variety of foods. The course of study includes topics such as the use and care of commercial equipment, food safety and sanitation, catering, food preparation of fruit and vegetables, breads, cakes, pastries, food garnishes and entrees. The program focuses on the hands on practice of academic, technical and leadership skills. Career opportunities include sous chef, line cook, baker, restaurant management trainee, and entrepreneur. The program began in August 2008 and is currently in the process of negotiating articulation and dual enrollment agreements with area colleges to enable students to earn college credit. The course also prepares students to earn industry certifications such as Serv Safe. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry professionals, operate “Golden Gales Galley”, compete for scholarships in culinary competitions and through service projects step up to take their place as a vital part of the Lancaster community.