• culinary arts

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester)

    Location: On-site at NEWTech 

    Duration: 540 hours (year-long) with an optional Year Two 540-hour course available

    Instructors: Cynthia Monroe
                        Bob Rogers

    Prerequisite(s):
    Year One Course
    - Junior or Senior standing             
    Year Two Course - B or better in Year 1 course and instructor's approval

    Program Description: This 1080-hour course (Year 1 and 2) is designed to prepare students for a promising career in the food service or hospitality industry. Students will learn kitchen procedures, sanitation and safety, menu planning and costing, dining room service, baking/food preparation, and banquet and catering service taught by industry professionals in a state-of-the art facility. Students will also assist in the operation of our on-site cafe, Bistro 41.

    High School Credit Equivalencies: None

    Certifications: WA State Food Handler's Permit; Precision Exams - Foods and Culinary, ServSafe Certification, and Mandatory Alcohol Server Training

    Careers in this field:

    • Pastry Chef
    • Chef/Cook
    • Food Service Supervisor
    • Waiter/Waitress
    • Food Broker
    • Hospitality Manager
    • Executive Chef
    • Sous Chef
    • Restaurant Owner

    2020-21 Culinary Arts Syllabus

    Program Uniform Information

  • culinary student

    Recent graduate Jenna Pool became hooked on cooking in her ProStart classes at Mt. Spokane High School.  She enrolled in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program at the NEWTech Skill Center, as a junior, to acquire advanced training and certification. Last spring, Jenna was accepted into a Culinary Arts apprenticeship program, approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council.  Jenna  completed her apprenticeship at the Davenport Grand Hotel under the mentorship of Chef Allan DeViney.  Jena earned her ServSafe and Mandatory Alcohol Server Training certificates.