Garfield Culinary Arts Program Cooks Up Success
Students learn how to create edible masterpieces right in school, with our celebrated culinary arts program. It combines career training with practical living skills, all done in a gleaming new kitchen that beats most of them on the Home and Garden cable TV.
Their education is intense and crosses the academic disciplines. Our students learn: The math of menus and portions. The geography of cuisine. The science of food preparation. The history of food. The business of restaurants and catering. They even learn how to prepare and serve food in real life -- for our students also cater events for the district and even other organizations.
Garfield's program has become so successful it has expanded to a brand new state-of-the-art kitchen. It is going to be even better equipped than most professional restaurants! They even have an Italian espresso machine. Students will be able to serve special events in the courtyard by the kitchen and seat up to 55 diners.
"This takes them to another level of education," says their teacher, Arlyn Hackett, a professional chef. "They can walk out of here and start a career if they choose. It's up to them."