The Culinary Arts Program at Metro starts out with occupational procedures where students learn kitchen safety, sanitation, the use of major equipment, hand tools and various positions of the brigade system, as well as bakery and cake decorating skills.
Front of House topics include rules table service, duties of food and beverage manager, sales technique for service personnel, and interrelationships and work flow between the dining room and kitchen operations.
Back of House topics include identification and preparation of breakfast cookery, pantry preparation, meat and seafood fabrication, vegetables, tallow and ice sculpturing, basic food preparation at restaurants and institutional sales.
This program is certified by the American Culinary Federation and students may continue their Servsafe certification through local colleges. Students will also be prepared to continue their studies at Pulaski Technical College, Johnson and Wales University, and or another college or university of their choice.