Northeast High

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Annual Meet 'N' Greet

Meet New Friends

New to the Culinary Academy? Join us for our Meet and Greet event on Tuesday, May 2, 6:00pm in the Culinary Arts Building on NEHI campus.  This event will allow you to learn more about the Academy, meet existing academy students and parents, take part in activities to become familiar with the program and help make your transition a success!

NEHi Bistro is open for business, serving a delicious 3-course seasonal lunch for $10. 
Click HERE for more information, or make reservations by clicking this link!

Culinary Students at your service!



The purpose of the Northeast High School Culinary Arts Academy is to graduate students with developed character traits, acquired knowledge, necessary skills and the high values needed to be a successful contributor to our ever changing and increasingly demanding society. Our mission is to promote the interest and welfare of the high school students participating in the Culinary Arts program. Students will learn how to conduct themselves in a confident, professional and ethical manner, and will demonstrate procedures using basic and advanced knowledge related to the hospitality industry.

Students will explore different fields of the culinary trade in our facility. By focusing on hands-on training, students prepare for a dynamic, rewarding career in the food service and hospitality industry. Students will be able to apply their skills easily into new careers upon graduation. Courses are intensive, practical and updated regularly to reflect current industry trends. Students receive career-oriented instruction in both classic and modern culinary arts with an emphasis on the skills needed to succeed in the industry and postsecondary education.

Our curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

• Industry recognized certifications: SafeStaff, ServSafe,and National ProStart Certificate of Achievement.

• Identifying career and job opportunities

• Workplace safety and sanitation
• Skills development
• Culinary competitions
• Use of commercial tools and equipment
• Front-of-the-house duties
• Back-of-the-house duties
• Food identification, selection and purchasing
• Menu development
• Relationship of nutrition and wellness
• Management skills
• Food and beverage preparation
• Catering

Courses and Descriptions



  • While attending the Center for Culinary Arts at Northeast High School you will study:
  • •Introduction to culinary careers
  • •Preparing and serving safe food
    •Breakfast foods
    • Sandwiches
    • Salads
    • Business math
    • Fruits
    • Nutrition
    • Potatoes/grains
    • Proteins
    • Starches
    • Stocks/coups
    • Sauces
    • World cuisine and history
    • Garde manger
    • Lodging industry
    • Marketing
    • Vegetarian/vegan cuisine
    • Cakes and tortes
    • Pies and tartlets
    • Plated desserts
    • Chocolate
    • Breads
    • Custards/creams/mousses
    • Cake decorating
    • Cookies
    • Hospitality Industry
    • Table setting
    • Restaurant design
    • Catering functions
    • Management Skills

Culinary Feature on PCSB

Department Contact Information:


NamePositionPhone NumberE-Mail
Chef John Beck
Program Director
727-570-3138 x.1035
Chef Curtis Serata
Chef Instructor
727-570-3138 x.1107