The Culinary Arts program at Cobb County High School is curriculum designed by the Georgia Department of Education and is based on American Culinary Federation Standards. The curriculum has articulations with Technical Colleges in Georgia, as well as many of the finest Culinary Arts schools in the nation.
Three courses are offered in sequence: Introduction to Culinary Arts; Culinary I; and Culinary II.
The Introduction to Culinary Arts course introduces students to fundamental preparation terms, concepts, and methods in Culinary Arts where laboratory practice parallels class work. The emphasis is on basic kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, equipment maintenance and operation procedures. The course also provides an overview of the professionalism in the industry and career opportunities leading into a career pathway in Culinary Arts.
The courses Culinary I and Culinary II build on the techniques and skills learned in the Introductory course as students begin to gain in-depth knowledge and hands on skill mastery. Strong importance is given to refining hands-on production of the classic fundamentals in the commercial kitchen..