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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Culinary Arts II (8276/36 weeks, 280 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8276
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Culinary Arts I (8275/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Culinary Arts II students continue to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the food service industry while refining their technical skills. Students apply kitchen safety and sanitation, nutritional principles, and advanced food-preparation techniques. Students complete work-based learning in venues such as the a la carte kitchen, the dining room, and catered functions.

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.