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Culinary & Hospitality

Join us to delve into the relationship between a guest and a host, a connoisseur and a chef, and a tourist and a guide through the Culinary and Hospitality Pathway.

In this pathway, learners will experience how to manage, market, and operate a variety of aspects within the hospitality industry. Learners will have engaging, unique opportunities to advance their culinary skills and expand their knowledge of beauty, culture, and cuisine of the world. Learners will deepen their understanding of the connections between business operations and human experience. 

As part of this pathway, learners may complete their ProStart and/or ServSafe certifications.

Culinary & Hospitality flyer
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Optional: Blended/Online Grad. Requirement

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Course Description

To help make Futures Lab accessible, students will have the option to take a blended/online courses in one of the following PSD graduation requirement areas:

  • Economics

  • American Government

  • Humanities

  • Language Arts (met with Basic Speech or Creative Writing)

 

How to take an Online/Blended course at Futures Lab:

Blended/online courses will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays and will have some flexibility to integrate with student work in their Futures Lab pathway.

As student schedules are developed during registration/scheduling season, they can work with their counselor to add one of these courses to their scheduled time at the Futures Lab if it makes sense and./or helps alleviate schedule conflicts. Once approved, their counselor can simply notify Nick Peterson, the Futures Lab counselor, and the course will be added.

These courses are not intended to be a replacement if the graduation requirement can easily be met on their home campus.

Graduation Requirement
Prerequisites

Counselor approval

Notify Futures Lab counselor within 1-2 weeks of the start of school to add.

Prostart 2

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

TBD for 2020-2021

Course Description

ProStart II is a continuation of ProStart I. The industry emphasis for ProStart II is nutrition, operational costs, and marketing. The culinary focus is breakfast, sandwiches, salads, meats, desserts, and global cuisine. Nationally recognized certification is available upon passing both ProStart I and ProStart II final exams with a minimum score of 70% and completing the work experience component. This is a course offered on the high school campus; and should not be confused with the Culinary Arts program offered at Northland Career Center.

Graduation Requirement
Prerequisites

None

Prostart 1

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

TBA for 2020-2021

Course Description

ProStart is a program created by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Students learn the management and culinary skills needed for a career in the foodservice industry. Educational Strategies and technology are utilized for classroom instruction. In addition, there is an emphasis on safety and sanitation, communication, management, and customer service. Upon completion of the safety and sanitation unit, the culinary lab experience, which includes soups, sauces, fruits, vegetables, and grains, will begin. There is an opportunity for work experience credit for students who are employed in the foodservice industry. Upon successful completion of the ProStart exams, certification is available for an additional fee.

Graduation Requirement
Prerequisites

None

Futures Lab Seminar

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

2020-2021 (all semesters, AM & PM)

Course Description

Come get unschooled. Let your curiosity and imagination guide your learning journey as you develop skills and mindsets necessary to build a better world.

Through engaging, relevant, and authentic projects, students will hone workforce readiness and professional skills, by working on dynamic and collaborative teams. Entrepreneurship and literacy are integrated through examination of personal strengths and areas of growth via investigation into the topics of resilience, self-awareness, and communication. These areas have been identified through collaboration with industry partners and higher education professionals.  This course will provide 5 credits toward the Language Arts graduation requirement, as well as 1 CSU Introduction to Business credit.

This is a semester long course that will allow students to integrate literacy, entrepreneurship, and essential professional skills. Students will engage in units that will explore self-awareness, communication, and resilience throughout the course.  Within each of these units students will have the opportunity to analyze and create written pieces reflective of topics relevant to them.

Course ID: 2410CECSU

Graduation Requirement
Concurrent Enrollment
Prerequisites

None.