Culinary Arts is a very unique Tech Prep Course that is a study of the food service industry through both lab and related classroom work. The instruction will be laboratory and application based including lecture, demonstration, project-based learning integrated with science, communications, and math with applied techniques. Course content includes history, professionalism, use of industry equipment, knife skills, safety, sanitation, cooking and baking skills, employability skills, and participation in FCCLA activities. Upon completion, students will be able to enter a post-secondary culinary or restaurant management program with articulated college credit. Students will also be able to secure employment in the food service industry.
What makes this program so unique is what it offers the students. The students will have the opportunity to work in an actual production commissary kitchen as well as hands-on experience in a variety of food service operations through The Cub Room.
The Cub Room is a student run restaurant that is open on most Tuesdays and Thursdays during the high schools lunch periods that features a different menu every month.
The food service industry is rapidly continuing to grow. Over the last 12 years, more than 400 students have graduated from the Mansfield Senior High School Culinary Arts Program. Over 80% of those students attended a post-secondary culinary arts or restaurant management program or enlisted in the military. Many students have received scholarship money and earned college credits while attending high school.