The Culinary and Hospitality pathway is offered at Bolsa Grande, Garden Grove, Los Amigos, Rancho Alamitos, and Santiago High Schools. All students begin with Culinary Arts, which is a year-long UC "g" elective course that covers food safety, sanitation, nutrition, food preparation techniques, customer service, and the operations of commercial kitchens and restaurants. Students develop foundational skills in culinary arts while studying the food service and hospitality industries. In this course, students obtain training and the assessment for ServSafe Food Handler certification. This course articulates for 3 units at Orange Coast College or Santa Ana College if you earn an A or B final grade. To complete the pathway and earn a CTE Pathway Completion certificate, students must take at least one additional yearlong capstone course and earn a final grade of C- or better: Professional Baking, Culinary and Restaurant Management, Nutrition, or the Professional Culinary Internship.
Dual-Credit Course: Nutrition and Wellness will be available at Bolsa Grande and Los Amigos High School in 2020-21, offering students the opportunity to earn up to 6 transferable units with Coastline College. At Garden Grove and Santiago High Schools, students will be able to earn transferable college credits through Santa Ana College in both Baking and Restaurant Management classes.