To apply to the Culiary Arts Program, please complete the online application on the Advanced Academics and Specialty Program. The application opens November 1, 2022. The application deadline is February 1, 2023.
Information MeetingsNovember 14, 2022 at 7:00pm at Gar-Field High School - Library
January 10, 2023 at 7:00pm via Zoom:
Application Deadline February 1, 2023

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts prepares students to practice the managerial, production, and service skills used in food establishments and related food industry occupations. Students begin to prepare for occupations in the food service industry, such as chef/cook, baker/pastry chef, and hospitality worker.Throughout the program, students have the opportunity to plan, select, store, purchase, prepare and serve food and food products; study basic nutrition, sanitation, and food safety; learn the use and care of commercial equipment; and practice the operation of institutional food establishments. Students also have an opportunity to practice serving and dining room management including real-world experiences working cooperatively with various food establishments in the community and local business owners. This two-year program of study begins in 11th grade and includes:

  • Culinary Arts I
  • Culinary Arts II

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 11th and 12th-grade students.

Program Type

Transport Program – Students participating in this program attend all core classes, non-CTE classes, and activities at their base school.  A PWCS bus transports students between their base school and the program school daily, returning in time to ride their regular bus home. 

Attendance Areas

Gar-Field HS, Hylton HS, Osbourn Park HS, and Woodbridge HS