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PROGRAM INFORMATION: The A.W. Beattie Career Center Culinary Arts department has built a solid reputation as one of the finest culinary programs throughout the state. The on-site Beattie Dining Room, given a three star rating by the Pittsburgh Press, serves breakfast and lunch to more than 150 people a day! Students in the Culinary Arts program learn all aspects of the restaurant business: from meal planning, food preparation, baking and carving, to dining room management and banquet serving. There are many job opportunities within the always-growing culinary industry, as well as scholarships provided by prestigious culinary colleges. Students practice their craft in a commercially equipped kitchen and bakery.




CULINARY ARTS: Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program will study a variety of subjects, not limited to:

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  • Sanitary Practices
  • Use an Cleaning of Equipment
  • Weights, Measurements and Conversions
  • Soups and Stocks
  • Meat and Seafood Entrees
  • Side Dishes
  • Dining Room Service
  • Breakfast Productions



    CULINARY ARTS: Students who successfully complete the Culinary Arts program may look forward to careers in the following fields after continued study/work experience, not limited to:

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  • Executive Chef
  • Restaurant Owner/Manager
  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Catering Owner/Manager
  • Chef Apprentice
  • Garde Manager
  • Dietician
  • Cook
  • Catering Assistant