CULINARY ARTS 11
Note: This course is open to Grade 10 & 11 students. No prerequisites are required. Also, students may register for multiple blocks of Culinary Arts 11.
Culinary Arts 11 is an introduction to commercial cooking and baking and is a fun, engaging class that helps students develop personal and vocational skills. Students first complete Food Safe Level 1, a Ministry of Health program, which provides a great stepping-stone for those wishing to gain employment in the food industry. Once in the kitchen, students learn the safe use and sanitization of tools and equipment and rotate “stations”, learning how to prepare sandwiches and salads; soups and sauces; short order meals and entrées; vegetables and starches; and cookies, basic quick breads and yeast breads. Students gain valuable experience serving the school population and attend exciting field trips, visiting producers and renowned chefs, learning about and enjoying multi-course meals and interacting with chefs at some of Vancouver’s top restaurants.
If you love food and are interested in learning about professional cooking and baking, Culinary Arts 11 is for you!
CULINARY ARTS 12
Note: This course is open to Grade 11 & 12 students. Students may register for multiple blocks of Culinary Arts 12.
This is a follow-up course to Culinary Arts 11, designed to further develop the student’s knowledge and skills in commercial food preparation and service. Students will develop proficient use of commercial kitchen tools and equipment and foodservice terminology. Students learn more advanced techniques in the advanced preparation of stocks, soups, and sauces; protein cooking; vegetable cooking; starch cooking; short-order and entrée cooking; and the preparation of desserts and baked goods. Students gain valuable experience serving the school population and attend exciting field trips, visiting producers and renowned chefs, learning about and enjoying multi-course meals and interacting with chefs at some of Vancouver’s top restaurants.
Interested and responsible students can learn barista or cashier skills and participate in special event catering and annual events like pancake breakfasts, gingerbread house competitions, and black box-style cooking competitions. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, professional environment, want to take a leadership role in the kitchen, and may be considering a career in the dynamic foodservice industry, Culinary Arts 12 is for you!