Our Programs

Culinary Arts & Hospitality

The new Culinary Arts program is a challenging and exciting course of study designed to meet the needs of a diverse population of students while providing rigorous training experiences and knowledge of the food service industry. Students entering the program are offered the opportunity to prepare for a wide range of careers within this field, while developing core skill sets in the following areas: sanitation, safety, basic food preparation, equipment operation, safe knife skills, terminology, measurement, front-of-the-house management and service, recipe cost controls, short order cooking, quantity food preparation, and baking.

Culinary students will be learning sauce, soup and stock making, vegetable preparation, meat, fish and poultry fabrication, plate design, flavor profiling, bread and pastry baking while actually working hands on in our state of the art kitchen. All of the primary methods of cooking will be explored. Students will experience the cuisine of multiple cultures and regions as well as emerging trends.

The students will learn many of the necessary skills to achieve success both in and out of the food service industry; interpersonal communication, resume building, interviewing, current industry demands, employment skills, leadership and teamwork.

CDC is a NRA Pro Start Academy

Career Development Center - Course Catalog

Adults are welcome to apply for daytime technical programs. A Vermont resident adult without a high school diploma is a secondary student and is eligible for tuition to be paid by their school district. Adults with high school diplomas will be charged a tuition. Financial aid may be available. Contact the Adult Education Office at 447-3596.

Academics & Career Readiness