This career major will prepare students for entry-level employment through the completion of industry driven curriculum in culinary arts, restaurant and foodservice basics. Students work alongside skilled culinary arts professionals in a classroom and production environment. Basic cooking processes, workplace safety, sanitation, knife skills, correct unitization of kitchen equipment, great customer service, communication and job seeking skills are important aspects of this program. Culinary Arts Basics is a prerequisite to Advanced Culinary Arts. Upon successful completion of this Career Major, students will earn ServSafe and ProStart 1 certifications.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Restaurant and Food Industry
Food and Workplace Safety
Salads and Sandwiches
Stocks, Soups and Sauces
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 3
Graphic Literacy – 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).