Students acquire core skills needed for the service industry, fundamentals of professional food preparation and food safety as well as introduction to hospitality and tourism business topics including customer relations, accounting, cost controls and marketing.


Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management

Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality…the largest employer in the United States

The Branch Area Careers Center’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management ProStart curriculum is a national two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities at local restaurants and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime. Learn how to create recipes, cook, bake, manage staff, budgets, profitability, and what it takes to be successful. This program gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents that can lead to careers anywhere in the world.