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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Program Highlights
Attain Knowledge and Preparation of Salads, Salad Dressings, Sandwiches, Soups, Meats, Poultry, Seafood, Bread, Cereals, and Desserts | Handle and Store Food Correctly | Identify and Use Culinary Equipment | Identify and Use Spices, Seasonings, and Fresh Herbs | Learn Cost Control Measures | Master All Phases of Dining Room Management and Operation | Observe Health and Safety Practices | Plan Food Purchases

Program Description
The Culinary Arts program trains students in all areas of the demanding and competitive world of food service. Basic cooking techniques, baking, salad preparation, cafeteria operation and advanced culinary skills are taught by chef instructors and guest chefs. Students operate a full-service restaurant, The Buckeye Room, in their senior year and cater functions before, during and after school.

Career Pathways
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Dietary Assistant
  • Host/Hostess
  • Institutional Kitchen Employee
  • Restaurateur
  • Waiter/Waitress

With Additional Training:

  • Certified Chef
  • Certified Sous Chef
  • Chef Educator
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Food Equipment Sales
  • Food Sales Representative

Teacher Information

Jordan Krystowski
High School
Culinary Arts Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22340
[email protected] 

Industry Credentials

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and will be scheduled through your counselor. 

Program Fees
Culinary Arts I
Tool Kits - $118.00
Student Fees - $95.00
Total Cost- $213.00 (waived for students enrolled in free/reduced lunch program as of September 30)

Culinary Arts II
Tool Kits - N/A
Student Fees - $95.00
Total Cost - $95.00 

Competency Profile
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College Credits
Agreements with many colleges/universities help students, who meet established criteria, earn college credit for courses taken at the Lorain County JVS.  These credits can be transferred to the respective institution.  Potential college credits for Culinary Arts students are listed below.  Credits listed are semester hours.

Hocking College: 16 Credits
Johnson & Wales University: 10.5 Credits
Lorain County Community College: 35 Credits
Pennsylvania Culinary Institute: 18.5 Credits
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh: 19 Credits
Sullivan University: 20 Credits
Sinclair Community College: 16 Credits
Culinary Institute of America: 6 Credits

Math, English, Social Studies and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are also offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College. Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.


Employment Resources
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information

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