Culinary Arts

Half-day program of choice

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  • Culinary arts, Fort Vancouver High School, magnet program
  • Culinary arts, Fort Vancouver High School, magnet program
  • Culinary arts, Fort Vancouver High School, magnet program
  • Culinary Arts, Passport Cafe, Jim Parsley Community Center
  • Culinary Arts, Passport Cafe, Jim Parsley Community Center
  • Culinary Arts, Passport Cafe, Jim Parsley Community Center

Cook up something great

If you’ve got an appetite for food service, there’s a lot you might enjoy learning in the Culinary Arts program at Fort Vancouver High School. This half-day program of choice provides a taste of the rigors and rewards of working on the line, as well as teaches students in grades 10 through 12 the skills and knowledge needed for restaurant management and professional catering. The curriculum is hands-on as students work alongside chefs to learn techniques they can use immediately both in and out of the kitchen. Students also can gain real-world experience through catering jobs, working in the Food Court Lunch Program at Fort or interning at the Passport Café at the Jim Parsley Center. Culinary Arts students leave the program with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce directly or continue their studies at a technical or four-year college. Aspiring cooks, caters, restaurateurs and anyone else who wants to learn about the business of making food are welcome.

Application process

Apply online during the program of choice application period, which typically begins in mid-January. Applications are reviewed and accepted based on student interest as detailed in the application.

If the deadline to apply has passed, please inquire about availability by contacting the Culinary Arts coordinator.

Tammy Barry
Culinary Arts coordinator
360-313-4000

Sample four-year plan

Period Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
1 Freshman English (Pre-Advanced Placement option) Sophomore English (Pre-AP option) Junior English (AP option) Senior English (AP option)
2 Art Washington State History (first semester) and World Studies (second semester) U.S. History Contemporary World Problems
3 Math Math Math Art or Personalized Pathway Requirements*
4 PE (both semesters) Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Health (first semester) and PE (second semester)
5 Exploring Foods or Horticulture Culinary Arts Adv. Culinary Arts Culinary Arts: Passport Cafe or Culinary Arts Special Projects
6 World Language or Personalized Pathway Requirements* World Language or Personalized Pathway Requirements* Elective Elective

*Personalized Pathway Requirements are courses that lead to a specific post-high school career outcome chosen by the student, based on his or her interest and High School and Beyond Plan.

Career clusters

For more information on related high school classes, post-secondary options and potential careers, please review the Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster.

Certification

  • Food Handler’s Card
  • Washington State Career Skills Certificate
    • Foodservice/Culinary Arts