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. Culinary Arts will prepare students for entry-level employment through classroom experience and hands-on training in safety and sanitation, knife skills, cooking techniques, and soft skills.

Employment Opportunities

  • Restaurant Cooks
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Prep-Aide
  • Restaurant Server
  • Cashiers
  • Host/Hostess

Certifications Available

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

Salary Range

Up to $15/hour

Career Majors

Culinary Services -- 861 Hours

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

In-District Tuition Cost $2,152.50 -- Out-of-District Tuition Cost $4,305 -- Institutional Scholarships may be available

Supplies Required

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Burns Flat

For more information, call Janelle Pease at 580-562-3181, ext. 225, or email jpease@westtech.edu.