Culinary

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Course Description

The Culinary Arts program provides our students with instruction and experience in baking, cooking and dining room service. In addition, restaurant management and the planning and preparation of meals are covered within the diverse curriculum. Students are trained to be work force ready and employable in restaurants, hotels, resorts, hospitals and other hospitality related employment.

The program also provide our students with knowledge and skills such as: safety and sanitation, weights and measurements, ingredient/equipment identification and usage, cooking methods, baking and pastry arts, cake decorating, dining room service techniques, retail and restaurant management, and receiving/storage skills. In addition, students will also
be Allergen Awareness, NRA Servsafe and OSHA Career Safe certified.

Instructors

Leeanne Monteiro (Dept. Head)
lmonteiro@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 303
Jeff McBurney
jmcburney@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 303
Lindsay Cunniff
lcunniff@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 304
Freshmen

This course will provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the Culinary Arts program. Students will receive instruction in culinary terminology used in food service/sanitation principals and individual/group hands-on instruction needed to begin their journey in the hospitality field. Introduction to the basic principles of OSHA and ServeSafe are also covered.

Skills: Basic Safety and Sanitation | Beginner Knife Skills | Personal Hygiene | Table Settings | Order Taking | Food Preparation

Sophomores

This course will provide a more in depth approach to entry level positions within the bakery, line and dining room. Students gain more experience in daily shop and restaurant operations. Gain more experience in professionalism, task and personal accountability, solid work ethic and self control. Students will also work towards their OSHA 10 certification Card.

Skills: Follow Intermediate Recipes | Salad and Sandwich Preparation |
Finish Baked Goods | Knife Skills | Utility Services | Food Storage | Service Techniques

Juniors

This course will allow students to be rotated through intermediate positions and workstations with increased independence. Students are given more leadership opportunities as they perform as both upperclassmen and peers. Encouraged to develop their skills learned thus far, as well as newly acquired skills. Students are required to successfully complete the National ServeSafe certification exam.

Skills: Multiplying and Reducing Recipes and Formulas | Butchering | Various Cold and Hot Line Stations | Expeditor | Dessert Presentation | Bread and Rolls and Cake Decorating

Seniors

Shop: This course provides students with the opportunity to take on the role of station and shop managers. Student will hone organizational and time management skills. Introduction to a basic business plan with development and research. Explore and develop entrepreneurship and employment skills. Students are required to complete Allergen Awareness Certification and Shop Equipment Safety Performance Test Booklet.

Skills: Nutrition | Recipe Writing | Ordering/Receiving | Expeditor/Sous Chef | Bakery Sales | Host and Catering Services

 

Local Employers

Baker Tavern Comfort Inn Country Villa
Kam’s Garden Linden Pond Mt. Blue
Nandos Bakery Swedish Bakery The Ritz Carlton
Tosca’s Trattoria Vin & Eddie’s
  White’s Bakery