Email Dustin Parson at Parson.D@monet.k12.ca.us
Come join us in making our school the best place to begin learning how to prepare for a career in Food and Nutrition or Culinary Arts. If you have these personal and physical traits, then this class is for you:
Prepare food and cook
Have high standards
Possess good manual dexterity
Have an abundance of physical stamina
Have a good imagination
Ability to adapt to all kinds of situations
Practical sense and initiative
Copy of current PPD skin test on file
Hair contained off of shoulders
Clean personal apron
Long pants from waist to ankles
Non-Skid closed shoes with no heels
Culinary Arts students are educated in Food preparation, Serv Safe, and Culinary Arts text books. These classes are designed for the future chef, the back/front of the house employees in mind, plus job training for the future Food Service worker. The students will gain knowledge in Serv Safe, Weights/Measurements, Knife Skills/Safety, Food Preparation, Salad/Dressings, Soups, and a variety of Cookies, Pies/Desserts, Rolls, Production Skills, Food Costing, Mise en Place, Cleaning and Sanitizing, Identification of Equipment, and much more! The class often uses hands on training so that the students are fully engaged in the learning experience and are actively moving towards a goal, as a team. Our goal is for students to learn a variety of food preparation skills and techniques, and at the same time produce a variety of delicious foods to be served to staff and the community. So in other words this is a very productive class.
Community Classroom is available at 5-10 units for those students that are employed and want to earn extra units toward graduation. Also, this shows on your transcript as another form of work experience, which of course shows employers that you have experience.
Food and Nutrition students will begin work out of the Food for Today text and work-book. They will explore many aspects of Food and Nutrition, and at the same time learn valuable knowledge to help them prepare for future home, work, and life experiences concerning Food and Nutrition.
For more information or questions about becoming part of this program, please contact: