Culinary Arts



This two-year half-day program enables students to acquire a variety of skills including soup and sauce preparation, preparation of meat, fish and poultry entrees, baking, kitchen sanitation, purchasing and inventory controls. One-year seniors will be considered if space is available in the program.


What Your Should Know

Career Objectives:

  • Pantry Person
  • Prep Cook
  • Cook Apprentice
  • Kitchen Helper

Certifications students can earn:

  • ServSafe Certification

Articulation Agreements:

Culinary students continuing their education in this field can benefit from college credit articulation agreements with:

  • Bucks County Community College (14 quarter hours)
  • Montgomery County Community College (up to 9 credits)
  • Students may also qualify for advanced placement college credit at Penn College of Technology.

With Higher Education:

This program prepares the student for success in such career fields as a chef, food and beverage management, purchasing, teaching, pastry and retail food management.


Program Benefits

College Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Montgomery County Community College:

  • Articulation Agreement – For up to nine credits
  • Savings up to $700

Professional Certifications and Other Benefits:

  • Students in the Cook Apprentice Career Objective must pass the ServSafe Certification administered by the National Restaurant Association before they complete the program.
  • Students use their culinary skills on many events held by EASTERN to fine tune their skills.
  • Curriculum includes textbooks from Johnson and Wales University.
  • Curriculum is being aligned with the ACF (American Culinary Federation).