Culinary Arts

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    Instructor: Mr. Derek Fritzel
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x336
    Email: derek.fritzel@ewctc.net

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
    Culinary Arts is a basic program to develop a professional foundation in the work habits, techniques, and attitude necessary to obtain and retain entry-level position in the food service industry. Students are prepared for all phases of the food service industry including short order cook or server. Training includes menu planning, portion sizing, and food cost control measures as well as purchasing and inventory control. The procedures, method, goal, and laboratory experiences are directed toward a variety of career objectives and educational needs of individual students. Our program offers students a supervised situation in which to practice leadership responsibilities, even though additional education may be desired upon graduation from high school. Pride in and the dignity of gainful employment appropriate to one’s capacities, skills and ability are a strong emphasis of the program. Students have the opportunity to earn a ServSafe Certificate through the National Restaurant Association. 
     

    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENT
    Most people in this industry have a strong desire to work with and serve other people. Students must accurately weigh and measure ingredients, requiring a good knowledge of math skills. Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity are important when working with kitchen tools and machinery. Good hygiene and the ability to maintain a sanitary environment is essential when working in the foods industry. At a minimum, it is recommended that students follow an academic schedule that consists of college prep courses in English, math, science and humanities. 

     


    PROGRAM OF STUDY DUTY AREAS

    • Basic Cooking Skills
    • Prepare Cold Foods and Beverages
    • Produce Basic Bakery Goods and Desserts
    • Prepare Meat and Poultry
    • Plan, Organize, and Administer Culinary Program

     

    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS        
    • American Academy of Culinary Arts (PTI)
    • Bradford School (Hospitality and Travel)
    • Johnson and Wales University
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Westmoreland County Community College

     

    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC      
    • IUP Academy of Culinary Arts
    • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 
    • Pittsburgh Technical College
    • Sullivan University

    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

    • Community College of Allegheny County
    • Delaware County Community College
    • Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology 
     
    CAREER PATHWAYS
    • Chef
    • Baker
    • Banquet Manager
    • Cake Decorator
    • Dietician
    • Hotel Restaurant Management

     

    AVAILABLE CERITIFICATIONS
    • ServSafe Certification