# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Culinary Arts I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Culinary Arts I (8275/36 weeks, 280 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8275
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11
Culinary Arts I provides students with a foundational understanding of the food service industry and opportunities to build technical skills in food preparation and service. Students examine basic rules of kitchen safety and sanitation, of purchasing and receiving, and of fundamental nutrition. The curriculum incorporates math and science in culinary applications.
Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Culinary Arts 8249 / 8250

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.