CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM
BY JAMES PERKINS OCTOBER 29 2014
The Culinary Arts Program at Rose teaches students the fundamentals of cooking and how to be industry ready. It also teaches students how to put the cooking that they have learned to use.
Being industry ready means that when you graduate high schools you get a job in the field of catering or cooking. Nuri Hood is a new teacher that teaches in the culinary arts program.
“My background is in catering, so I teach students how to be prepared for the catering industry,” Hood said. “Some students might not go to secondary education, so I want to train them to have real life skills and to go out right after high school and be able to get a job in the industry.”
Introduction to culinary arts is learning the basics of cooking and catering. Culinary Arts 1 and 2 go into more detail about catering and cooking.
“Basically what we do is try to find different flavors that you would normally not have together and try them out and see what is good and not,” Junior Quynette Rogers said.
The students are working on a project: they have made a “build your own sub buffet” for the new teachers and staff.
“A project that we are working on is a build your own sub buffet for the teachers of Rose,” said Rogers.
The students work on other projects that have to do with what they are learning.
“The projects that we have are based off what we are learning, so if we are learning about dry cooking methods then we’ll cook with that, or we find different recipes that we cook and test out or we cook new things that we can put together,” said Senior Makayla Kearney.
In the culinary arts class the students cook many thing that have to do with what they are learning at that given time. The students sell the items that they make to raise money for upcoming events. They are selling lollipops at smartblock for 50 cents each.
“In the class we make s'mores pops, cake pops, rose apple pie, hamburger slides and a special lemonade,” said Kearney.