Department Head, Culinary Arts
Instructor, Culinary Arts
Students enrolled in the CTECS Culinary Arts program are trained in all phases of the food service industry. Students receive the foundational knowledge and skills needed to enter a career in culinary arts or food technology or transition into post-secondary education.
The Culinary Arts students take the “hands-on” approach with their training through the use of fully stocked and operational commercial kitchens to produce food in large quantities, as well as smaller scale kitchens that train students on casual and fine dining. All 18 of our Culinary Arts programs have fully operational restaurants which are open to the public. These restaurants are run by our students as part of the Restaurant Management portion of our curriculum.
Graduates can enter a variety of high-skilled positions or continue their studies at postsecondary institutions. Students that pursue Culinary Arts can also obtain employment opportunities in Four Star Restaurants, Resort Areas, Casinos, Disney World or even on Cruise Ships and travel the world!
Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Culinary Arts course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.
|Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|3 Credits||3 Credits||3 Credits||3 Credits|
|Exploratory and Introduction to Culinary Arts||Basic Food Service||Operating a Restaurant||Advanced Restaurant Operations|