Culinary Arts

Restaurant Food and Beverage Services is one of the largest industries in the United States and represents 9.2% of Oklahoma employment. According to the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, the Oklahoma estimated restaurant-and-foodservice employment was 144,300 with an expected job growth of 15.7% within the next 10 years. These career majors will prepare students for entry-level employment through classroom experience and hands-on training in safety and sanitation, knife skills, cooking skills, customer-service skills, and job-seeking skills.

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Employment Opportunities

  • Pastry and Specialty Chef
  • Restaurant Cooks
  • Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Room Service Attendant
  • Restaurant and Banquet Server

Certifications Available

  • AAFSC--Culinary Arts PrePAC
  • CTTC--Basic Culinary Arts, Advanced Culinary Arts
  • NRA--ProStart National Certificate of Achievement, ServSafe Certification
  • Career Readiness Certificate

Salary Range

Up to $15/hour

Degree Requirements

Career Major

Major Requirements

Culinary Arts Baker
Total Hours 620
Required Courses Hours
Culinary Basic Skills 120
Bake Shop Principles 60
Basic Baking Skills 200
Specialty Desserts 25
Chocolate Work 15
Culinary Arts Internship I 100
Culinary Arts Internship II 100

 Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

Culinary Services
Total Hours 860
Required Courses Hours
Culinary Basic Skills 120
Stocks, Soups and Sauces 90
Restaurant Communication 30
Restaurant Management 36
Fruits and Vegetables 30
Working in a Restaurant 40
Grains, Legumes, Pasta 20
Breakfast Food 30
Basic Nutrition 30
Hospitality Business Management 60
Intro to Garde Manager 50
Meat and Poultry 50
Menus 20
Desserts 30
Environmental Sustainability in Food Service 30
International Cuisines 65
Culinary Arts Internship I 100
Workforce Staging 30

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

Supplies Required

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For more information, call LeElla Lee at 580-562-3181, ext. 225, or email [email protected].