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Culinary Arts

Career and Technical Program

Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts

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The Culinary Arts program provides students with entry-level skills in the food service industry. Students receive instruction in cooking and baking, as well as theoretical knowledge that underlines competency in the field. Additional training involves table service, menus, cost controls, storeroom, and stewarding. Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn and effectively practice basic and advanced technical skills in food preparation and service.
  • Understand the principles of food identification, nutrition, and food and beverage composition.
  • Gain experience in the proper use and maintenance of professional food service equipment.
  • Become familiar with the layout and workflow of professional kitchens and bakeshops.
  • Gain an appreciation for the history, evolution, and international diversity of the culinary arts.
  • Develop a sense of professionalism necessary for working successfully in the food service industry.

Students get real-world experience in the kitchen, dining room, and deli operating Emery's Restaurant located on the second floor of the Hedlund Building.


Duane Sunwold
Assistant Professor - Culinary Arts
Business and Professional Programs Division
Office: Hedlund Building 215
Phone: (208) 666-8004

Hillary Faeta-Ginepra
Culinary Arts Instructor Emery’s Restaurant
Office: Hedlund Building 201C
Phone: (208) 769-3458

For additional information please contact Career and Technical advising at (208) 769-3448 or


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