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641 Norseman Dr.
Modesto, CA 95357
Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Culinary Arts

Join Culinary Arts

Ready to be part of the Culinary Arts team? Click here to fill out a program enrollment form. If you meet program eligibility requirements, someone should get back to you within two business days with everything you need.

About

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

Requirements for the Classes

  • 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

What Classes Do I want to be in?

Culinary Arts

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

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

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.

Contact

For more information or questions about becoming part of Johansen's culinary art program, please contact

Connie VanWinkle

Connie VanWinkle
Home Economics
vanwinkle.co@mcs4kids.com
(209) 574-1760