Culinary Arts Student standing in the kitchen

Culinary Arts

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

Our Instructors

Gwen Rose
Level II Instructor
roseg@uppervalleycc.org 
937.778.1980 x 409

Marie Shaneyfelt
Level I Instructor
shaneyfeltm@uppervalleycc.org
937.778.1980 x292

Keara Mangus
Paraprofessional
mangusk@uppervalleycc.org 
937.778.1980 x231 

What We Do in Culinary Arts

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Juniors | Level 1

First-year students focus on basic preparation skills and introductory competencies.

  • Hospitality Fundamentals

  • Fundamentals of Food Production

  • Preparation of food for The Cornerstone@8811, student-run restaurant

  • Preparation for catering events through out the school week

Seniors | Level 2

Second-year students focus on hands-on preparation, menu planning, and management functions.

  • Contemporary Cuisine Fundamentals

  • Baking & Pastry Fundamentals

  • Seniors run The Cornerstone @8811, serving (front of house) and preparing food (back of house) for the customers.

Attributes for Success

Culinary professionals often possess or develop the following skills for success in this field:

  • Finger & Manual Dexterity

  • Work with Numbers and Measurements

  • Work with Others as a Valuable Team Player

  • Enjoy a Fast-Paced Environment

  • Meet Deadlines

  • Make Sensory Evaluations of Food’s Taste & Smell

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Student cooking pasta in the restaurant kitchen

Career Development

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Career Pathways

  • Dining Room Supervisor

  • Storeroom Manager

  • Food Production Manager

  • Chef: Sous, Executive, Pastry

  • Food & Beverage Management

  • Restaurant Management

  • Hotel management

  • Catering

  • Hotel & Restaurant Sales

  • Dietary & Nutrition

Certifications

  • ServSafe

  • ProStart

  • CPR

Serv Safe

Competitive Events

Culinary Arts students participate in competitive events throughout the year.

FCCLA

  • Culinary Team

  • Pastry Tray

  • Creative Cake

  • Garde Manger

ProStart Competition Team

College & Advanced Education

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College Agreements

  • Edison State Community College

  • Hocking College

  • Sinclair Community College

  • Columbus State

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Sinclair Community College - Scholarship available for students in the Culinary Arts program

  • Johnson & Wales - Scholarships available to those who participate in FCCLA & ProStart Competitions

  • Sullivan University - Scholarships available to those who participate in FCCLA & ProStart Competitions 

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Culinary Main Dish

Restaurant Experience

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The Cornerstone@8811 Main Entrance

The Cornerstone@8811 logo

Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Friday  |  11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
P: 937.778.1980 x230 

Visit the restaurant webpage 
for the most recent menu and schedule.

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