Academy of Culinary Arts

  • academy of culinary artsThe Culinary Academy of West Boca Raton Community High School is a program that offers students an opportunity to train in all areas of food preparations and service. The curriculum is designed to train and prepare students for a career in the Culinary Arts. It is unique in that it offers students the opportunity to work in actual food service situations. We have a state of the art kitchen and facility.  An  Culinary team and  support of the Community  Advisory Board(CAAB). The board is comprised of experts in the Culinary field as well as successful business and community leaders. The curriculum is designed that at the end of the three years or four years in the academy, the students will have a base knowledge of Culinary arts and food service management. Students will gain practical experience that will enhance their resume and prepare them for entry into a career in the  Industry. They can be certified by national organizations such as The National Restaurant Association, with a "Pro Start" certificate, "ServSafe" certified, membership in the American Culinary Federation and the National Technical Honor Society.

    Culinary Department
    Michael Angnardo

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Career Exploration/Preparation
    • Kitchen Safety & Sanitation
    • Food Safety; Proper handling and storage of foods
    • Identification and proper use of culinary equipment
    • Identification and use of knives, knife skills
    • Nutrition
    • Recipes, conversions and cost analysis
    • Measurements and equivalents
    • Meal planning
    • Customer relations
    • Buying/receiving/storage and handling
    • Identification & use of spices, herbs  seasonings
    • Organization and Management in the Food Service Industry

    Food Preparation Units

    • Baking - Cookies, Cakes, and Pies
    • Breakfast Cookery, Eggs, Omelets, Pancakes & French Toast
    • Beverage Service
    • Salads & Sandwiches, Dressings, Dips and Condiments
    • Stocks, Soups  Sauces
    • Fruits & Vegetables; Pasta, Rice, Cereals, and Beans
    • Meats & Poultry, Fish & Shellfish
    • Advanced Baking, , Yeast Dough, Pastries & Cake Decorating