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Culinary Arts Program | Certificate

Stafford Technical Center


This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

The two-year Culinary Arts program encompasses many aspects of the food service industry, including practicing and mastering essential safety and sanitation standards, cooking and baking methods, menu and recipe development, nutrition, global cuisine, restaurant management, entrepreneurship, table service and employability skills such as time management, communication, and reliability.

The Culinary Arts program is for students that are considering cooking, baking, or a related area as a career. Students will learn the skills needed to operate a full-service restaurant, including special events and catering. This program also includes career readiness and exploration of many different types of culinary-related jobs such as food stylist, banquet chef, pastry chef, food scientist, food journalist, food sales, marketing, and more.

This program includes the following credential(s): National Restaurant Association-ServSafe Food Handler.

Cost For High School Students $0

  • For Adults $14,316

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • CTE funding sources

    For high school students attending from within the district, there is no cost to this program. For students from outside of the district and adults who are not enrolled in high school, local scholarships and other funding sources may be available. Follow the link and contact the CTE center for more information.

    State or Local Grant
    Institutional Grant
    Private Grant