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Culinary Arts Pathway

Do you like being the center of attention? Socializing with a variety of people? Are you a multi-tasker? Trend-setter? Follower of fun and an outgoing person? Then you would be perfect for the field of culinary arts! Whether you like to show off your creativity by creating delicious and beautiful dishes or have a passion for hospitality, this program will challenge and motivate you.

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In this pathway students learn uncompromising hospitality. Hands-on experiences from facilitating excellent events, menu development, and guest service, students will master the latest industry standards. To demonstrate comprehensive training in all aspects of culinary arts, students will earn industry recognized certificates such as; a food handlers card, Work-Ready certificate issued by the California Restaurant Association, and a Certificate of Achievement Award from the National Restaurant Association.

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Culinary I
This course is designed to introduce students to the nutrient value, appetite appeal, social significance and implications of the farming industry upon food production. Students will participate in cooking labs, as well as a variety of classroom activities. Students will learn to follow recipes, measure ingredients accurately, and prepare food. Basic food science principles will be introduced. Kitchen safety and sanitation; proper use of equipment; and essential job skills in the food industry will be reinforced as well. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.This class takes place off campus at the Bryte Career and College Training Campus. Students are off campus for half the day and take a separate academic or career focused course offered at Bryte. Transportation to and from the site is provided.

Restaurant, Catering, and Commercial Food Production
This course will provide students with opportunities to build upon skills attained in the Culinary I course. Students will be responsible for planning, preparing, and servicing events in the on-campus café; effectively managing a beverage service facility; and developing a passion for the hospitality industry.  Students can apply hours from working in the restaurant and working to cater events towards the 400-hour requirement for the National Restaurant Association Industry Certification that students can acquire in the Culinary II level. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.This class takes place off campus at Bryte Career and College Training Campus.  Students are off campus for half the day and take a separate academic or career-focused course offered at Bryte. Transportation to and from the site is provided. 

Culinary II
This advanced culinary course teaches skills in food production, preparation, customer service, and teamwork. Students will have an opportunity to cook and serve food in a café style setting. Instruction includes planning, selecting, storing, purchasing, preparing, testing, serving and selling of quality food and food products. Additional areas of study will include nutrition, safety and sanitation, use and care of commercial equipment, management of food establishments, cost and profitability analysis, handling customer orders, and food service standards, regulations and laws. Working in the Café periodically during lunch may be required. This course is UC/CSU A-G approved.This class takes place off campus at Bryte Career and College Training Campus. Students are off campus for half the day and take a separate academic or career focused course offered at Bryte. Transportation to and from the site is provided.

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GRADE COURSES
9,10,11 Culinary I
9,10,11 Restaurant, Catering and Commercial Food Production
10,11,12 Culinary II
In order for a student to maximize their industry readiness and to receive a CTE pathway graduation cord, they will need to complete all courses within the pathway.
Classes must be taken in sequential order.
CTSO: Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 
HONORS: 
INTERNSHIP: West Sacramento Home Run (eligible at 16 years of age and completion of 2 courses in a pathway)

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High School Diploma 2 Year College Degree 4 Year College Degree
Food Preparation Worker Food Inspector Registered Dietician
Food and Beverage Wait Server Dietetic Technician Food Technologist
Dietary Aide Food Production Chemist Sous/Executive Chef
Food Product Tester Food and Beverage Director Food and Beverage Analyst
Line Cook Food Service Manager Food Service Director
Bakery Helper Caterer Food Stylist 
Front Desk Worker Convention Planner Convention Coordinator