Culinary, Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Culinary, Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a creative future in the fast-paced and always exciting hospitality, tourism and recreation industry.

Heat Up Your Career

The Culinary, Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation Career Pathway provides students with in-depth, hands-on experiences that emphasize industry awareness, sanitation, and food production. Students will have the opportunity to learn from professional chefs as well as through internships with local chefs. 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 program gives students an opportunity to grow and refine the professional, practical, and leadership skills that they will call upon throughout their lives. This career pathway provides students with guidance, coursework, and work-based learning experiences used in a culinary career today.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting career in culinary & hospitality. Classes can include:

  • Culinary Foundations
  • World Cuisine / Advanced Culinary Fundamentals Honors

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of culinary & hospitality. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Cal Lutheran University Hospitality Program
  • FCCLA Leadership Regional Meeting
  • Limoneira: Farm to Table
  • Tour Local Resorts

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your college career and get a head start in the job market with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Restaurant Chef
  • Restaurant Employee
  • Server
  • Counter Person
  • Front/Back of the House
  • Grocery Store
  • Produce Manager
  • Food Distribution
  • Bakery Shop
  • Meat and Produce
  • Culinary Test Centers

Industry Average: $45,000 - $80,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% to 14%

Ready to Get Cooking?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teachers:
Taira Garces
(805) 385-2787

Alicia Villegas

Welcome to a Culinary, Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation Career

If you enjoy cooking or like to let your creatively show in your dishes, a culinary & hospitality career may be your calling. This career pathway can provide you with the opportunity to learn how to prepare meals, 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 the “foodie” inside you 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.

AA Culinary Arts

BA Hospitality & Culinary Tourism Management