Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Program Description

  • The Culinary Arts & Baking program is composed of three areas: an award-winning bakery, an extremely popular restaurant, and a work-study program. Our focus is the training of valued foodservice employees. The Culinary Arts & Baking program also provides entrepreneurial training in all aspects of cooking and baking. Students operate a full-service restaurant and bakery that are open to the public. Students receive training in management, OSHA, ServSafe, sanitation, entrepreneurial skills, and related theory. Classroom resources allow students to practice their skills in a real commercial restaurant and bakery. Students rotate between the Bakery and Restaurant and work study opportunities. We are flexible with the scheduling and can make reasonable curriculum accommodations for students if necessary.

Course Content

    • Customer Relations
    • Preparing and Serving Food
    • Kitchen Basics
    • Nutrition
    • Breakfast Foods and Sandwiches
    • Salads and Garnishes
    • Desserts and Baked Goods
    • Purchasing and Inventory Control: Meat, Poultry and Seafood
    • Stocks, Soups and Sauces
    • Potatoes and Grains
    • Sanitation and Service ServSafe
    • Dining Room Procedures
    • Restaurant and Service
    • Business Planning
    • Work Study/Co-Op

Employers Hiring Minuteman Graduates

    • Blue Ginger
    • Café Escadrille
    • Collarusso’s Bakery
    • Culinary Institute of America (College)
    • Daniel Boulud Bistro
    • EMC Club
    • 51 Lincoln
    • Fenway Park
    • Food Network
    • Four Seasons Hotel
    • Ken’s Dressings
    • Meridian Hotel
    • Minuteman HS
    • Nashawtuc Country Club
    • NECI (College)
    • Panera Bread
    • Pinebrook Country Club
    • Ritz-Carlton Hotels
    • Roche Brothers
    • Sally Ann’s Bakery
    • Szechuan Garden
    • Verrill Farm

Advisory Committee Partners

    • Aramark at Fenway Park
    • Aunt Mary’s World Café
    • Blodgett
    • Burlington Marriott
    • Collarusso’s Bakery
    • Holiday Inn/Boxborough
    • LEXX
    • Meadow Green Nursing Center
    • Retibak
    • Stow Acres Country Club

Minuteman Adult Education Programs

  • Minuteman Technical Institute

Industry Certifications

    • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety
    • TIPS Alcohol Safety Certification
    • ServSafe
    • ProStart Certification

Possible Career Pathways

    • Back of the House Management Trainee
    • Baker/Pastry Chef
    • Baker’s Assistant
    • Chef
    • Chef’s Assistant
    • Executive Chef
    • Food Research & Development
    • Front of the House Management Trainee
    • Institutional Chef
    • Line Cook
    • Preparation Cook
    • Restaurant Manager
    • Rounds Cook
    • Sales
    • Sauté Cook

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Starting Salary

    • Earnings vary greatly by region and type of employer
      $28,000- $70,000

    *Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Partners

    • Central Maine Community College
    • Holyoke Community College
    • Johnson & Wales University
    • Middlesex Community College
    • Newbury College