There are two levels of food-related classes offered here at South High Magnet School.
1. Foods 1-2: this is a beginning level, full-year course which includes basic food preparation skills and cooking experiences, as well as health/nutrition infomation. The management of a food lab is a key component to this course with all students expected to help clean and maintain the spacious, 6-kitchen lab facility we are so fortunate to use in these hands-on class experiences. Students can expect to be in the cooking lab on average 1-2 days/week.
*Note: A student must successfully complete Foods 1 and Foods 2 coursework with a minimum of a "C" grade or higher, excellent attendance and the Beginning Foods teacher's recommendation to enroll in the next advanced level foods class called Culinary Skills 1-2.
2. Culinary Skills 1-2: This full-year course focuses more on food preparation in a commercial setting (restaurants) for larger numbers of people. Required afety/sanitation standards are implemented on a daily basis during the food lab experiences that last for a double block period each day.
Also included are student food serving experiences with preparing food for teacher cafes and public events held within the building.
A culinary competition team is selected by the teacher from interested students who possess the passion and time to devote to outside class practices held two afternoons/week for approximately two hours/practice from Oct. 15th through the Metropolitan Community College's Culinary Competition held sometime in March! The opportunity to work with a volunteer culinary student from Metro's Culinary program is a great opportunity to advance one's cooking skills and be introduced to the fantastic resources available at the community college's new culinary campus where the competition is held each year.
Contact information: Julie.Anderson-Harr@ops.org
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