Culinary Arts

A yummy Plate Culinary Arts is one of the fastest growing professions in the country. The culinary program will strive to provide students with professional production experience as they work and manage the on-site Mineral Spring Café. Our licensed kitchen, planned by restaurant owners and chefs from the Mount Washington Valley, meets industry standards. Safety and sanitation procedures, lab management and professional working attitudes are included in the curriculum.


Enduring Understanding
Advisory Committee

 First Place Culinary Team


  • General Manager
  • Catering
  • Franchise management
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Catering & Banquet Manager
  • Baker
  • Pastry & Specialty Chef
  • Server
  • Bus Person
  • Host
  • Line Cook



Students can earn college credit with the articulate agreement with WMCC through the running start program! All students must learn food safety principles and earn the ServSafe Food Handler Certification. The advanced students have the opportunity to study for and earn the in-depth ServSafe Food Manager Certification.


Download a PDF of the Cooking and Related Culinary Arts Core Competencies.

Enduring Understanding

As a result of completing the Culinary Arts program students will understand:

  • Opportunities for advancement in the Culinary Arts Industry requires Industry certification
  • The Food Design Process
  • Longevity in the culinary arts industries requires adaptation and being well balanced
  • Food Safety Requirements

Download a PDF copy of the Culinary Arts Program Competency Map.

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Culinary Students hard at work


Showcasing Passion, Talent and Skills

ProStart student teams from across the country demonstrate their business acumen and culinary skill at state competitions. Winning teams earn scholarships, honors and the opportunity to compete against the very best teams from other states at the National ProStart Invitational April 28-30, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina. For more information email Bryant Alden or visit the ProStart Home Page.


The MWVCTC Culinary Team have placed high the last few years in the competition

* 2016-2017 2nd place
* 2017 - 2018 2nd Place
* 2018-2019 3rd Place
* 2019-2020 1st Place !!

Advisory Committee

Advisory committees serve the CTE programs by acting as liaison between the educational institution and the public. The principal purpose for CTE program/advisory committees is to promote greater cooperation between career and technical education and the private sector in preparing individuals for employment, promoting quality career and technical education and making the career technical education system more responsive to the labor market.

CTE program/advisory committees have three major roles. They are to advise, assist and provide support and advocacy for quality career and technical education. It is through these roles that CTE program/advisory committees work with instructors and administrators to initiate policies, procedures and methods that help strengthen and modernize career and technical education.

Improving the quality of career and technical education can be directly linked to the degree of involvement, participation and commitment of the CTE program/advisory committees. If you would like to be involved in shaping the future of education at MWVCTC and have the skills/background to benefit the Culinary Arts Program, please email Bryant Alden or Mary Donovan for more information. 


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