In Grade 12, students continue to operate the school dining room restaurant. They have opportunities to advance their culinary skills and knowledge while creating seasonal, ethnic, global and local menus. Students will have an opportunity to visit a local farm, taking the classroom into the community while developing an understanding for sustainable foods. They will learn the art of garde manger in buffet and cold food service. Students continue to develop their supervisory skills in Restaurant Management. Baking and pastries continue to be part of daily restaurant production. Students rotate throughout all stations of the dining room and kitchen until proficiency is obtained. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application and interview. All students will participate in the Senior Culinary Arts Project (SCAP) where students are required to research and develop a Theme Global Menu with recipes and costing. They will produce their individual menus in the restaurant where family members and faculty will have the opportunity to sample a student’s culinary skills. The project is completed with an oral presentation where the students reflect on the year-long senior project while practicing their oral communication skills needed for job interviews.
Successful students completing this program will be able to pursue a post-secondary two- or four-year degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality or Food Service Management. Upon graduation, students are eligible for immediate employment in an accelerated entry-level culinary position in any food service establishment such as restaurants, casinos, commercial kitchens, catering facilities, retail or commercial bakeries, corporate dining or institutional food service companies.