Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy
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Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy

  • Craft innovative dishes alongside professional chefs using advanced industry equipment

  • Develop, prepare, and serve cuisine with proper etiquette and safety in a student-managed bistro setting

  • Partner with hospitality professionals to provide high-quality customer service, event planning, and catering support 

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Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy Career Tree:

Career Tree

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy Sequence of Courses:

  Career Awareness
Career Exploration Career Preparation
Career Training
Recommended Course Sequence  Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
Intro to Culinary Arts
 Culinary Arts
Practicum in Culinary Arts/ Extended Practicum in Culinary Arts


Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy Courses:

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Students learn knowledge and skills focusing on communication, time management, and customer service that meet industry standards. Students will explore the history of the hospitality and tourism industry and examine characteristics needed for success in that industry.

Introduction to Culinary Arts
Students will develop an understanding of the operation of a well-run restaurant. Introduction to Culinary Arts will provide insight into food production skills, various levels of industry management, and hospitality skills. This is an entry level course for students interested in pursuing a career in the food service industry. This course is offered as a classroom and laboratory-based course.

Culinary Arts
Students learn the fundamentals and principles of the art of cooking and the science of baking and includes management and production skills and techniques. Students can pursue a national sanitation certification or other appropriate industry certifications. This course is offered as a laboratory-based course.

Practicum in Culinary Arts
Integration of academic and career and technical education; provides more interdisciplinary instruction; and supports strong partnerships among schools, businesses, and community institutions with the goal of preparing students with a variety of skills in a fast-changing workplace. Students will have the opportunity to work in the Byron Bistro.

    Certifications: ServSafe

    What type of student should take these courses?

    • Students who have interest in the Industry (Restaurant, Pastry, Baking, Hotel, Amusement Parks, Travel, etc)
    • Who are willing to commit to 4 years at Byron Nelson
    • Who are willing to WORK
    • Who are willing to learn all aspects of the kitchen
    • Who are willing to serve their community, peers, and teachers
    • Willing to work with classmates on a daily basis
    • We are a student ran business and every academy student is expected to play a role in the success of our business.

    Careers Related to the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy:

    Chef, Pastry Chef, Baker, restaurant owner, entrepreneur, Nutritionist, Personal Chef, Food Sales Rep.

    Additional Info:
    Our courses take up a lot of your schedule Junior and Senior year. Students need to be prepared to maintain a C average in all courses in order to have enough room in their schedule to accommodate the double and triple blocks.

    Course Info