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Culinary Arts

  • Express artistic vision as part of a team that designs menus, prepares meals, and organizes catered events
  • Cook alongside professional chefs preparing appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts for upscale and casual dining
  • Operate a team oriented, fast-paced, and full service restaurant to create enjoyable and unique dining experiences

Prepared for advanced certifications, immediate employment, and further education
College Credit ~ Certifications ~ Scholarships

  • ServSafe – ServSafe Food Handler
  • National Restaurant Association – ProStart Certificate of Achievement

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  • CTCF005 Basic Food Production - 4 Semester Hours

  • CTCF009 Food Principals and Purchasing - 3 Semester hours 

Winner Institute of Arts and Sciences

  • CA 110 Culinary Arts Development - 4.2 Credits 

  • CA 120 Breakfasts/Lunch Cooking - 4.2 Credits

  • FM 110 Safety and Sanitation - 4.8 Credits

  • FM 230 Dining Room Service - 4.8 Credits


Junior Year Courses

  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Government: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

  • Science: 1 High School Credit

Drug Free Club

Drug Free Club is a voluntary club that gives students an added reason to say “no” to drugs. By participating, students agree to random drug screens during the school year. A-Tech will also offer several perks to the students to encourage their participation. We will schedule the first drug test within the first two months of the school year. After the student takes the first drug test, they will receive a membership card from the Drug Free Club. During the rest of the school year, they may be randomly tested. To participate in the program students and their parents need to complete the membership application and turn it in to the Student Services Office.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Requirements for being inducted into the National Honor Society are outlined in the Student Handbook.


SkillsUSA is a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA also provides the opportunity for students to participate in career-technical competitions where they can demonstrate their skills alongside goal-oriented peers at the local, state, and national levels.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are involved in tours, sophomore visits, and many other school activities on and off campus. Student Ambassadors work at various events held throughout the year.

The following are considerations for eligibility to become a Student Ambassador:

  • Good grades

  • On track for a Career-Technical Certificate

  • Outstanding Attendance

  • Recommendation from Career-Technical Instructor

  • Permission from parent or guardian

  • A friendly, outgoing attitude and be willing to participate in district events.


Youth Philanthropy Board

Youth Philanthropy Board is composed of A-Tech students who have the mission of assisting the direction of funding non-profit organizations with special projects that need monetary assistance in our community. 

With the goal of directly benefiting the people in our area, students also focus on ways to give back through service learning, expanding leadership skills, and the use of their individual talents and energy to help in this type of endeavor. The Ashtabula Foundation provides funding for the Youth Philanthropy Board to distribute to worthy community groups and organizations, who meet certain criteria on their applications as a 501 C3 non-profit. 

To be on the Youth Philanthropy Board, a student must have a recommendation from an A-Tech Instructor. Other areas that are considered when making the selections are a student’s grades, discipline, and attendance.


Ohio Annual Salary- $29,010

Ohio Hourly Wage- $13.95

Education- High School Diploma

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

Chefs and Head Cooks

Ohio Annual Salary- $50,510

Ohio Hourly Wage- $24.28

Education- Associate’s Degree

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

Food Scientists and Technologists

Ohio Annual Salary- $84,180

Ohio Hourly Wage- $40.47

Education- Bachelor’s Degree

Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.

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