Culinary Arts

Cooking is a life skill that everyone needs, and in Culinary Arts students learn how to prepare foods/meals that they can make at home for themselves and their families. Students learn not only the basics of cooking, but they also develop a better understanding of the importance of keeping a healthy, sanitized kitchen. Each session includes a period of time devoted to sanitizing the workspace, utensils, and hands before preparing each meal. At the end of each class, students discuss what they have learned and how they can use their new skills in the future. By the end of the semester students will have developed skills necessary to show proficiency with knives, and work in small groups to create delicious, nutritionally balanced meals. They also gain the basics of survival cooking and the benefits of proper food preparation and healthy eating.

Participants are able to:

  • Prepare basic meals for themselves and their families
  • Distinguish between healthy and non-healthy foods
  • Use a knife responsibly, safely, and accurately
  • Work together as a team to create, prepare, and present meals that are delicious, aesthetically pleasing, and nutritionally balanced

Open to young people 14-18 enrolled at Hope.

Culinary Arts sessions take place on Fridays at 5:30pm.