Culinary Arts Academy

Learn Invaluable Culinary Art Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a creative future in the fast-paced and always exciting culinary arts industry.

A Passion for Food

The Pacifica Culinary Arts Academy provides students with in-depth, hands-on experiences that emphasize industry awareness, sanitation, and food production. 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 career pathway helps student by providing guidance, coursework, and work-based learning experiences used in the culinary industry, in an effort to give students an advantage in the job market.

Academies helps students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to help select a career path that they are passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

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

  • Culinary Foundations CA
  • Cultural Cuisine CA
  • Baking and Pastry CA
  • Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management CA Honors

Get Real Exposure

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

  • Guest Speakers
  • Internships & Competitions
  • Field Trips such as: Long Beach Aquarium, Dodger Stadium Culinary Tour, Farmers Market, Rincon Catering Facilities Griffith Observatory/Restaurant Tour of City Walk, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in culinary arts with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Line Cook
  • Prep Cook
  • Grade Manager Cook
  • Grill Cook
  • Pastry Prep Cook
  • Research and Development Chef Assistant
  • Food Writer
  • Food Blogger

Industry Average: $45,000 - $65,000+/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 Teacher:
Kristen Collins
(805) 278-2957

Cut Into a Culinary Career

Whether you deeply enjoy cooking or like to let your creatively show in your dishes, the Culinary Academy can be the start of an amazing career. This academy can provide you with the opportunity to learn how to cook, 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 your inner foodie 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

BS Hospitality & Tourism Management