Purpose: To have every Hollins High School Academy of Culinary Arts student graduate 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.
Mission:The mission of the Academy of Culinary Arts at Hollins High School 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 recently updated 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.
The Academy of Culinary Arts students are expected to complete all four years of the Pro Start curriculum and after doing so they will qualify for the chance to receive their Serve Safe certification. The learning doesn't stop at the classroom, other activities that the students participate in include workshops, competitions, and various field trips to professional kitchens in hotels and restaurants.
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 post-secondary education. On campus, the students enjoy creating delicious snacks and baked goods that are sold for the faculty and students to enjoy.
More than 175 students are currently in our Culinary Arts program and the program continues to grow. The next areas we will be undertaking are running our own restaurant and serving faculty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to go!
While attending the Academy of Culinary Arts, at Hollins High School, you will study:
- Introduction to Culinary Careers
- Breakfast Foods
- Business Math
- World Cuisine and History
- Lodging Industry
- Vegetarian/Vegan Cuisine
- Pies and Tartlets
- Custards/Creams/ Mousses
- Table Setting
- Catering Functions
- Preparing and serving safe food
- Garde Manager
- Cakes and Tortes
- Plated Desserts
- Cake Decorating
- Hospitality Industry
- Restaurant Design
- Management Skills