Culinary Arts Pathway
Thinking of a career in food service? The West Ada Culinary Arts program provides students with exponential opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge of food preparation & safety, nutrition, service and sanitation. Renaissance High School is home to the culinary program, where advanced students will train in a state-of-art culinary center.
At the center, students will receive classroom instruction as well as hands-on lab time in an industry-modeled kitchen with specialized commercial equipment for culinary and pastry preparations. In addition, students will have to opportunity to run a live cafe where they will experience and perform the duties required of personnel in the restaurant industry.
Pathway Course Sequence:
- Foods and Nutrition
10th grade, semester class
- Introduction to Culinary Arts
11th grade, full year class
- Advanced Culinary Arts
12th grade, full year class
Did you know....
Students have the opportunity to earn two certificates upon completing the pathway! The Ready Set Food Safe and the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Certification.
- Foods and Nutrition
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1303 E Central Drive
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Operation Days: Thursday & Friday, November-May
Parking: Located on the east side of the district building, at the West Ada Training Center.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Café Renaissance is temporarily closed for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check back soon!
CTE Center- Renaissance Campus
The Culinary Arts program creates an unique academic experience for students in the pathway. Students will take their 10th & 11th grade pathway courses at their zoned-home high school, and then travel to CTE Center-Renaissance Campus to finish their 12th grade Advanced Culinary Arts course, to complete the pathway.
The CTE Center-Renaissance Campus is located on the Renaissance High School campus, in Meridian, Idaho. This campus features a state of the art career technical facility, housing numerous CTE programs as well as serving students as a School of Choice High School that focuses on academic rigor and college readiness.