COURSE CODE: 8275

Culinary Arts I

SCED Code: 16052
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: FCCLA
Non-Traditional?: F

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. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Culinary Arts 8249 / 8250

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services
  • Cook
  • Executive Chef
  • Food Service Manager
  • Meeting and Convention Planner

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