• CULINARY ARTS

  • The culinary industry is estimated to provide 50% of all meals eaten in the US today. Nationally, hospitality and tourism is the 3rd largest industry. In fact, Colorado Springs is one of the most visited cities in Colorado. Our goal at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their passion into a career that they can confidently step into when they leave high school or continue to build in culinary school.

    The CTE Culinary Program offers our students a hands on experience preparing them for a career in Culinary Arts by offering students the foundational skills in restaurant and food services.  As they begin their journey into developing culinary skills, they also learn about professionalism, integrity, and working collaboratively with fellow classmates. The classes cover safety and sanitation, cooking fundamentals, an introduction to baking, soups and sauces, plating technique, and help to build culinary confidence in our industry standard kitchen.  Our instructors bring to the classroom years of professional kitchen experience and culinary expertise to help mentor these future culinarians.In addition, there are ample opportunities to practice their learned skills in local restaurants during job shadows and internships using their industry-recognized ServSafe certification. Talk to your counselor today to learn more about our courses that support the Culinary Arts Pathway.

     

     

  • Chef Amanda Cauley

    acauley@ffc8.org

    Chef Louis Pagan

    lpagan@ffc8.org

Students attending a hospitality hiring event
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    Gabriel Villalobos Competing in FCCLA -

    Gabriel Villalobos Competing in FCCLA

    Gabriel is competing in the state FCCLA competition, which is the culinary and hospitality career and technical student organization (CTSO). He is showcasing the skill he learned this year.

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    Layla Urias FCCLA Competition -

    Layla Urias FCCLA Competition

    Layla is competing in the state FCCLA competition, which is the culinary and hospitality career and technical student organization (CTSO). She is showcasing her skills that she learned this year. Look at her rock it, even in a pandemic!

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  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America - FCCLA