Culinary Arts

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    Instructor:  Emily Woods

    Courses:

    • Introduction to Culinary/Hospitality
    • Culinary I (Fall - 1 Semester)
    • Culinary II (Spring - 1 Semester)
    • Senior Pathway Project (Advanced Culinary Students only)
    • Baking & Pastry

    Program Description:

    In the culinary classroom, you will learn cooking techniques, skills, and terms used by chefs! Culinary students wear their chef uniform while in the kitchens and will cook in a restaurant style kitchen. Students learn to serve in a restaurant style dining room. The best part? Culinary students get to eat what they cook!


    Credentialing & Career Information

    Credentialing

    ServSafe Manager’s Certification – All Culinary I students will participate in this restaurant required certification. All restaurant shifts require at least one manager to be ServSafe Certified.

    Career Options:

    Career choices include but are not limited to:

    • Chef
    • Pastry Chef
    • Food Researcher
    • Food Service Manager
    • Hotel Management
    • Restaurant Management
    • Dietician
    • Nutritionist
    • Cruise Director
    • Banquet Manager
    • Event Planner
    • Country Club Director
    • Catering Director
    • Business Owner
    • Culinary Instructor, High School & College Level

    Student Organizations, Community Service Projects, Projects & Activities, Field Trips & Awards

    FCCLA:  Family, Career & Community Leaders of America

    Events & Opportunities:

    • Leadership development; fun activities; resume builder; community service
    • Membership Dues: $15.00 Per Year
    • Leadership opportunities include local club officer; state officer; and even national officer.
    • Competition events at every level: local, state, & national

    Annual Community Service Projects:

    • FCCLA:  Purchase clothing items for HOPE students – those Florence Students in Florence City Schools who are homeless.
    • Culinary:  Hope for Honduras Benefit Dinner – to help local citizens raise funds for “Rebecca’s Table.” A soup kitchen in Roatan, Honduras sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Florence.
    • Culinary:  Children’s Culinary Camp – raise funds for FHS students to attend FCCLA National Leadership Conference & STAR Events

    Projects & Activities

    • Southern Heritage Ham & Turkey Sales
    • FHS Homecoming parade
    • HOPE Project
    • Handy Head Start Literacy Project
    • FCCLA Week for Faculty & Staff
    • STAR Events
    • CTSO Scavenger Hunt
    • Various Holiday Parties with other CTSO’s

    Field Trips:

    • Joint Leadership Development Conference - Montgomery
    • State Meeting & STAR Events – Montgomery
    • National Leadership Conference & STAR Events – Orlando, FL (2012), Nashville, TN (2013), San Antonio, TX (2014)

    Awards:

    • Lauderdale County Beef Cook Off
    • Alabama State Beef Cook Off
    • Culinary State STAR Events
    • State Food Innovation STAR Events
    • National Leadership Conference & STAR Events!
    • Many more to choose from!