South High School Students Prepare for Food Service Industry

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155:

D155 Culinary Program Offers Certifications and College Credit

District 155 students prepare food in the state-of-the-art culinary arts kitchen at
Crystal Lake South High School.

District 155 students are one step ahead of their peers gaining valuable certifications and college credit in the Culinary Arts program at Crystal Lake South High School.

The program offers students the opportunity to earn two certifications, the Food Handler Certification and Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification, which gives students the advantage when applying for jobs.

Last year, 134 students earned the Food Handler’s Certification, and five earned the Food Service
Sanitation Manager Certification.

In addition to earning certifications students can earn college credit. Five students received dual credit through McHenry County College (MCC).

Culinary Arts I & II Commercial were offered during the 2017-18 school year and focus on nutrition and food preparation including food service and meal management.

This school year, students have the option to enroll in Advanced Culinary Commercial.

Students cook regional and ethnic dishes, gourmet desserts, cater, and have experience with a mock-restaurant.

These courses will provide valuable insight, skills, and knowledge for students.

South’s commercial kitchen is a state-of-the-art facility featuring six food preparation stations, a classroom that also serves as a dining room, a dry storage room, a walk-in cooler, and a wash and storage area.

The culinary program at South continues to grow, enrollment is up in the culinary arts commercial classes by nearly 30 students for the 2018-19 school year.

Students district-wide are eligible to enroll and travel to Crystal Lake South for these classes. Seven students will travel from other D155 schools to Crystal Lake South during the 2018-19 school year.


South High School Students Prepare for Food Service Industry — 4 Comments

  1. Preparing food for others is not a lofty goal.

    Quit keeping our kids down!

  2. Taxpayers are now funding high school students to be complaint with manadates (on businesses) many other states don’t require. Ridiculous.

  3. Well, clearly, Greedy, they could have done better teaching you spelling.

    As for MsTrumpion, yes, culinary arts is a good goal for some students who are interested in the field.

  4. Keep the cooking for the immigrants…after all, who else left to trash and scapegoat for all our problems? Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

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