The A.W. Beattie Career Center Culinary Arts Department has built a solid reputation as one of the finest culinary programs throughout the state.  The Beattie Dining Room, given a three star rating by the Pittsburgh Press, serves breakfast and lunch to more than 150 people a day! The Bake Shop sells cookies, brownies, pies, cakes, and various pastries.  Students learn all aspects of the restaurant business from meal planning, food preparation, baking and carving, to dining room management and banquet serving. There are many job opportunities within the always-growing culinary industry. In this program, students practice their craft in a commercially equipped kitchen and bakery.




CULINARY ARTS: Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program will study a variety of subjects, not limited to:

Culinary arts students tend to the horticulture garden.

  • Sanitary Practices
  • Use an Cleaning of Equipment
  • Weights, Measurements and Conversions
  • Soups and Stocks
  • Meat and Seafood Entrees
  • Side Dishes
  • Dining Room Service
  • Breakfast Productions






    CULINARY ARTS: Students who successfully complete the Culinary Arts program may look forward to careers in the following fields after continued study/work experience, not limited to:

    A culinary arts student cocks over a hot stove.

  • Executive Chef
  • Restaurant Owner/Manager
  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Catering Owner/Manager
  • Chef Apprentice
  • Garde Manager
  • Dietician
  • Cook
  • Catering Assistant