CULINARY ARTS & HOSPITALITY
Providing students with culinary art skills, centered on cooking techniques, food service and professional kitchen management.
GRADE: 11 & 12 | DUAL CREDIT OPTION
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Are you interested in a career in the foodservice and hospitality industry? You could be one of the 1.5 million people expected to be hired in the next 10 years. This two-year program offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through classroom experiences and paid/unpaid internships in the second year. Emphasis is placed on developing workplace readiness skills in food preparation, safety and sanitation, management, financial planning of food costs, teamwork, creativity, communication, responsibility, and self-confidence. Classroom experiences are expected to include food preparation, demonstrations, guest speakers, videos, projects, textbook reading, study guides, and tests. The program is also valuable for one year of participation.
- Ivy Tech Community College
- Vincennes University
- Culinary Institute of America
- Baker College
- Purdue University
- Johnson & Wales University
- Kendall College
- Sullivan University
- Executive Chef
- Restaurant Manager
- Pastry Chef
- Hospitality Management in hotels/cruise industry
- And Many More…
BOONE GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
Chef Michael Ross was a ’02 graduate of Boone Grove High School. He has been working in various kitchens since he was 15. After High School, he continued his culinary journey by attending The Culinary Institute of America where he graduated with Honors receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts Management. After culinary school, Chef Ross worked for the Four Seasons Hotel Company in Chicago for 12 years, learning all aspects of the hotel’s kitchens and leaving as a Sous Chef the last 4 years. He returned to Northwest Indiana taking over as an Executive Chef and spent the past 6 years as the Culinary Director for Clarendale of Schererville. He has an amazing wife and two little girls he adores.
BOONE GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
Mrs. Dobrowski is a 4th year teacher and holds her Bachelor’s Degree from IUN. She attended college to teach Social Studies, but had always loved to cook and bake. She had a small home-based baking business while raising her children. When she decided to return to the workforce, she returned to school so that she could get her FACS and culinary endorsements as well. She enjoys being outdoors in her spare time whether in the pool, hiking in the mountains, playing in the snow or sitting at the beach.
VALPARAISO HIGH SCHOOL & V.A.L.E.
This is Chef Koselke’s 7th year teaching Culinary Arts to high school students. She has lived in Valparaiso for 17 years. She grew up in Michigan City, but she has also lived on the west coast, which she really enjoyed. This picture is of her in a very cool sushi bar in Chicago that serves all of its food on a conveyor belt. It was a blast. Sushi is my FAVORITE food.