Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program has built a reputation as one of the finest throughout the state.  The A.W. Beattie Restaurant, given a three star rating by the Pittsburgh Press, is student-run and serves breakfast and lunch to more than 150 people a day! The Bake Shop sells cookies, brownies, pies, cakes, and various pastries. Click here for the restaurant's hours of operation and weekly menu.

Students 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. In this program, students practice their craft in a commercially equipped kitchen and bakery.

To learn more about Culinary Arts' opportunities watch the video above, see the information below about our instructor and check the tabs to your right for information about earning industry certifications and college credits. See your school counselor to sign up for career center tour and apply for the program.

Career Paths

Restaurant Owner or Manager, Executive Chef, Dietician, Food Director, Caterer.

College Credits

CCAC (12), Commonwealth Institute (9), Pittsburgh Technical College (9). Learn more.

Courses of Study

Sanitation, Meat and Seafood Entrees, Side Dishes, Breakfast Productions and Soups.

Industry Support

Thank you to our Occupational Advisory Committee.
Learn more.


John Ellis
Special Education
Mr. John Ellis, M.Ed. -
Chef Aaron Yurek
Chef Aaron Yurek, C.C

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