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CIHS - Culinary & Hospitality

Culinary and Hospitality Career Technical  Education Pathway

Heat Up Your Career

The Culinary & Hospitality Career Pathway provides students with in-depth, hands-on experiences that emphasize industry awareness, sanitation, and food production. Students will have the opportunity to learn from professional chefs as well as through internships with local chefs. Students will prepare for competitions in FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), ProStart, CCAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program), and Sweets by the Beach. This program gives students an opportunity to grow and refine the professional, practical, and leadership skills that they will call upon throughout their lives. This career pathway provides students with guidance, coursework, and work-based learning experiences used in a culinary career today.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting career in culinary & hospitality. Classes can include:

  • Culinary Foundations
  • Advanced Culinary Fundamentals (H)

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of culinary & hospitality. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Cal Lutheran University Hospitality Program
  • FCCLA Leadership Regional Meeting
  • Limoneira: Farm to Table
  • Tour Local Resorts

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your college career and get a head start in the job market with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Restaurant Chef
  • Restaurant Employee
  • Server
  • Counter Person
  • Front/Back of the House
  • Grocery Store
  • Produce Manager
  • Food Distribution
  • Bakery Shop
  • Meat and Produce
  • Culinary Test Centers

Industry Average: $45,000 - $80,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% to 14%

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Ready to Get Cooking?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CTE Teachers:
Taira Garces
(805) 385-2787

Juan Garcia

Interested in pursuing this career after graduation?


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