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Explore the Culinary Arts Academy

Students in the Culinary Arts Academy operate and manage Café 528, an on-site restaurant at the TCTC and Bakeology, the school's catering business. They also have the opportunity to plan, prepare, and cater special events. In the program, students work side-by-side with industry professionals to establish effective communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.

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Engage, Experience, and Learn

In Culinary Arts, students learn basic cooking skills, knife safety skills, restaurant management, menu planning, basic catering, buffet setup, banquet and event planning, and intro to gourmet cuisine.

Students prepare for professional culinary programs, immediate employment or further education.

They also have the opportunity to take part in FCCLA, a career and technical student organization, that aims to promote personal growth and leadership development.

Discover Career Opportunities

Explore our career tree to learn about the wide variety of professional opportunities that students are prepared for upon program completion or with further education.

  • Entry Level: Baker, Server, Barista, Catering, Line Cook, Prep Cook, Culinary Assistant

  • Technical Careers: Sous Chef, Entrepreneur, Personal Chef, Health Inspector, Restaurant Manager

  • Professional Careers: Executive Chef, Culinary Journalist, Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hospitality Consultant

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Earn College Credits and Certifications

Students in the program can earn their ServSafe Manager's Certificate as well as the State of Ohio Department of Health Level Two Approved Reciprocity.

We offer our students a variety of college credit options. View our statewide credit agreements.

  • Eastern Gateway Community College, up to 9 credits

  • IUP Academy of Culinary, Sanitation Management Waiver

  • Lincoln Culinary Institute, Advanced Standing Credit

  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute, up to 4 credits

  • The Culinary Institute of America, CIA's experience requirement

  • The University of Akron, up to 6 credits in Hospitality Mgmt.

  • Youngstown State University, up to 3 credits

Contact Us

Tiffany Daley, Program Instructor,330-847-0503 ext. 1103,

Anthony Thomas, Program Instructor, 330-847-0503 ext. 1103,

Sharon White, Program Instructor, 330-847-0503 ext. 1418,

Melissa Starkey, Program Supervisor, 330-847-0503 ext. 1020,

Resources: Syllabus | Cafe 528 Menu | Customer Service | Open House Session Recording