Culinary Arts Institute
Stanislaus Culinary Arts Institute offers Career Technical Education courses in culinary arts and agricultural greenhouse technology.
Culinary Arts Program
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chef, students complete the state approved Career Technical Education course of study for Culinary Arts. Students participate in hands-on food preparation, food service skills and employability skills in a state-of-the-art industrial kitchen. With an emphasis on safety and sanitation in the kitchen, students become qualified and meet state and national Food Handler requirements for certification.
Agricultural Greenhouse Technology Program
Students learn how food is grown and how that food makes its way to the table. In our program we raise many of the vegetables used by our students in our culinary arts program. The students learn how to plant, grow, process and cook the fruits and vegetables. In our greenhouse students learn how to plant seeds and transplant seedling. When the plants are ready they learn how to plant them in our outdoor garden area. When the fruits and vegetables have reached maturity the students pick and process them so they can be used in the dishes the students prepare in the culinary class.
We also study a variety of other aspects of the agriculture industry. We study animal science, grafting, pruning, soil nutrients, cultivation, floriculture and the latest in drip irrigation systems and hydroponics.
Farm to fork is an exciting and educational program. Students learn the entire process of how fruits and vegetables get from the farm to the fork.