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Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts is designed for students who are interested in the food industry. The program provides students with knowledge and experience in planning, preparing, and serving restaurant-quality foods.

First-year students focus on basic preparation skills and introductory competencies.
Second-year students focus on hands-on preparation, menu planning, and management functions.
The Culinary Arts program has an amazing lab and operates a full-service restaurant. The Cornerstone@8811 is located in the front of the school for easy access by outside patrons.
The Cornerstone@8811 is open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as scheduled. The rotating menu is be posted under Student Enterprise.

Graduates of Culinary Arts are encouraged to continue their culinary education at a variety of post-secondary institutions.

Academic strengths which contribute to success

  • Math
  • English
  • Beginning foods
  • Nutrition
  • French
  • Bookkeeping
  • Work experience
  • Food science
  • Basic computer skills
  • Desire to work with people

Culinary professionals have abilities

  • Finger & manual dexterity
  • Work with numbers
  • Work with measurements
  • Work with people
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment
  • Meet deadlines
  • Make sensory evaluations of  food’s taste & smell
  • Interest in people and their welfare
  • Stamina
  • Team players

Meet the Instructors

CTE Excellence Gwen Rose
Instructor Level ll
937.778.1980, Ext. 409
CTE Excellence Marie Shaneyfelt
Instructor Level l
778-1980, Ext. 292


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8811 Career Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356
Phone: 937.778.1980 | Fax: 937.778.4677

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