Hospitality & Tourism
The Culinary Arts Program is a School-to-Work program. The Pro-Start curriculum was written and is supported by the Education Foundation of the National Restaurant and Lodging Association. Students develop skills in career and job opportunities, basic food preparation, personal productivity, safety and sanitary work procedures, commercial tools and equipment, nutrition and work ethics. Students will acquire skills for a wide range of food service careers that include but are not limited to Executive Chef, Restaurant Manager, Teacher, Research/Nutritional Chef, Food Editor/Stylist, Sales/Marketing Director Facilities Designer, Food Purchasing Director, and Banquet/Catering Director. Students are also offered the opportunity to qualify for Bright Futures/Gold Seal scholarships. Additionally, students who successfully complete the program will test for PROSTART industry certifications including Safe Staff, Serve Safe Food Handler Certification, and the National ProStart Certificate of Achievement.
To further enhance the Culinary Arts Program, Pine Forest High School participates in
the On-the-Job Training (OJT) portion of the course. Students gain valuable experience and education in the field of food service from mentors.
Culinary Arts - Level I, II, III
Culinary Arts - Level IV Honors
Culinary Arts OJT
The program is strongly supported by the Florida Restaurant Association.
For continuing education opportunities, Culinary Arts courses are available at the school district’s post-secondary training center, George Stone Technical Center. Financial Aid is available.
For more information contact:
Cynthia Miller, Curriculum Coordinator, 941-6200 ext. 2167
Culinary Arts Academy
Jane Skipper JSkipper@escambia.k12.fl.us (850) 941-6150 ext. 229
Aisha Adkison, Workforce Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Pathways Resources:
Online Links & Resources: