Culinary Careers

Program Information

Experience the Culinary Careers program as you work alongside a professionally trained chef to create gourmet foods, cakes, and pastries with artistic presentation.  Learn to manage and operate a fast-paced, upscale restaurant and cater community events. Express your culinary creativity in menu planning, food preparation, and presentation as you deliver the ultimate culinary experience for your customers. 

Students who meet the standards for the Pro-Start Certificate of Achievement and Serve-Safe Certification stand out in the culinary field.

Students in this program may qualify for articulated college credit.

Culinary Careers/Management Program | ACWHCC

Kathy Diederich

Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • Food preparation service
  • Management skills
  • Food safety and hygiene
  • Storeroom procedures
  • Menu planning
  • Quantity food production
  • Customer service/management
  • Bookkeeping, budgeting, finance
  • Nutrition planning
  • Sanitation
  • Restaurant operations through the in-school restaurant


Career Opportunities

This is the program for you if you want to be a/an:

  • Assistant chef
  • Assistant food service/restaurant manager
  • Dietitian trainee
  • Baker
  • Vending operations representative
  • Host/Hostess
  • Caterer

With further training you can become a:

  • Executive chef
  • Food service representative
  • Food research specialist
  • Restaurant manager/owner

Ready to get ahead? 

Taking control of your future is easier than you think. By finishing your high school education at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, you put yourself ahead of your peers with field experience a normal classroom could never replicate. Apply for this program and pursue your passion today!


CCM Ready to Roll
CCM students are ready to talk to Ashland High School sophomores about their program as ACWHCC students give sophomores a preview of career-technical education.  

Sophomores Get Hands-On Lessons
Area sophomores spent a few hours investigating career-technical programs at ACWHCC in early December.  During their visit to CCM, they frosted cupcakes, rolled pretzels, and test-tasted goodies prepared by CCM students.  


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