Build Your Story in the Culinary and Pastry Arts
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The Culinary and Pastry Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation and qualified students may achieve certified junior culinarian status through the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation.
- Johnson & Wales University
- Kendall College
- The Art Institute of Philadelphia
- Monroe College
- New England Culinary Institute (NECI)
- Work acceptance with The Culinary Institute of America
WACTC Culinary Arts students work extensively in an in-house dining room, and have also worked at internships across Rhode Island, including:
- Food Chalet
- Top of the Bay
- Kent County Hospital
- LeFavorite Bakery
The program is one of fewer than three hundred high schools nationwide certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Beginning 2019 we will be partnering with the National Restaurant Association to teach and certify student through the Prostart program.
Identification of products and equipment, sanitation, knife skills and care, table service, weights and measures, volume production of pastries and breads. Throughout the three-year program students operate the Career Center Café which is a full service dining room where students prepare and serve food to the general public.
Extensive training in the three primary areas of food service: the kitchen, bakery and dining room. Classic techniques and current industry trends are covered.
Preparation and testing for Sanitation License, menu planning, purchasing, quality control, catering, dietary and health considerations, and management are stressed during this year. Students meeting the criteria are placed in internships in local restaurants and bakeries.