Adult Program Number N100500
Secondary Program Number 8800500
This program uses the curriculum of the National Restaurant Association called ProStart. Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts prepares students for employment as bakers and cooks (short order, restaurant, institu - tional, specialty, and food courts). The areas of study include food storage; serving and preparation; man - agement; public relations; and use, care, and maintenance of commercial food preparation equipment. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 9.0 in reading, language, and math. Refer to TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog.Job Opportunities: Commercial cooks and bakers are part of the food service industry which is one of the largest employers in the U.S. The demand for trained individuals in the food preparation industry is constantly increasing. This program prepares students for entry level occupations in restaurants, institutions, cafeterias, and fast food. During the most recent follow-up survey, 63.64% of the gradu - ates were employed.