Culinary Arts

  • If you want a rewarding career in a high-energy profession that challenges you daily, feeds your passion for food, and allows you to explore your creative side, the Culinary Arts program is for you!

    In this nontraditional classroom offering the ultimate hands-on experience, you will learn the essential foundations of professional cooking.

    Every day you will work in a state-of-the-art facility equipped with industry-standard equipment found in leading kitchens and restaurants. You will learn the essential skills of professional cooking from an industry expert including food safety, food preparation, knife skills, dining room service, menu development, restaurant accounting, and teamwork in the kitchen. Focusing on the skills of the bake kitchen, you will learn the foundations of baking including quickbreads, yeast breads and rolls, cakes, cookies, pastries and pies, and decorative techniques.

    The training and education you receive in the Culinary Arts program will help you take advantage of the diverse career opportunities found in the food service industry. The growing culinary and hospitality industry is the second largest employer in the United States, with thousands of new restaurants, catering businesses, and hotels opening every year.

    Frequent field trips to hotels, restaurants, food service providers and industry trade shows in the Atlanta area will give you a clear picture of where your passion for food and hard work can lead. If you love cooking or dream of becoming a chef, step into this program and start turning your passion into a career by exploring the world of Culinary Arts.



Degrees and Certifications:

Phillip Garrett

Phillip Garrett is the Culinary Arts instructor at Grayson Tech.  An alumni of NCCU, he also attended Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. He later attended American InterContinental University where he received an MBA and M.ED. He comes with 25 years of experience in the culinary field. His interest came after experimenting on his parents with breakfast. He wants all of his students to know that good food makes for good conversation.

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Culinary Arts students dredging chicken for a dish
  • Skills Learned

    • Food Safety
    • Food Preparation
    • Plate Presentation
    • Knife Skills
    • Dining Room Service
    • Nutrition and Menu Development
    • Baking and Pastry Skills
    • And Much More!

  • Daily Activities

    • Culinary Theory
    • Cooking
    • Baking
    • Catering Projects
    • Culinary Competitions
    • Group/Individual Projects

  • Careers

    • Wait Staff
    • Prep Cook
    • Line/Station Cook
    • Baker
    • Caterer
    • Sous Chef
    • Cruise Line Chef
    • Restaurant Manager

  • Colleges and Universities

    • Gwinnett Technical College
    • Johnson & Wales University
    • Culinary Institute of America
    • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta
    • Gwinnett Technical College

Culinary arts students watching a student garnish an appetizer