Culinary Arts Academy
Learn Invaluable Culinary Art Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a creative future in the fast-paced and always exciting culinary arts industry.
A Passion for Food
The Pacifica Culinary Arts Academy provides students with in-depth, hands-on experiences that emphasize industry awareness, sanitation, and food production. Students will prepare for competitions in FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), ProStart, CCAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program), and Sweets by the Beach. This career pathway helps student by providing guidance, coursework, and work-based learning experiences used in the culinary industry, in an effort to give students an advantage in the job market.
Academies helps students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to help select a career path that they are passionate about.
Prepare in the Classroom
Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new career in culinary arts. Classes include:
- World Cuisine
- Intro to Baking & Pastry
- ROP Food Service & Hospitality Honors
Take what you learn out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the culinary field. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:
- Guest Speakers
- Internships & Competitions
- Field Trips such as: Long Beach Aquarium, Dodger Stadium Culinary Tour, Farmers Market, Rincon Catering Facilities Griffith Observatory/Restaurant Tour of City Walk, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Valuable Training for Exciting Careers
Kickstart your career path in culinary arts with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:
- Executive Chef
- Line Cook
- Pastry Chef
- Health Department Employee
- Research Chef
Industry Average: $45,000 - $65,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% to 14%
Cut Into a Culinary Career
Whether you deeply enjoy cooking or like to let your creatively show in your dishes, the Culinary Academy can be the start of an amazing career. This academy can provide you with the opportunity to learn how to cook, bake, and learn about foods from all around the world. You’ll get a first-hand look at how the culinary industry works and operates, as well as an opportunity to let your inner foodie really shine.
Earn College Credits
Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.