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Garfield Culinary Arts Program Cooks Up Success

Students learn how to create edible masterpieces right in school, with our celebrated culinary arts program. It combines career training with practical living skills, all done in a gleaming new kitchen.

The culinary arts students' education is intense and crosses the academic disciplines. Our students learn the math of menus and portions, the geography of cuisine, the science of food preparation, the history of food, and the business of restaurants and catering. They even learn how to prepare and serve food in real life -- for our students also cater events for the school district and other organizations.

Garfield's program has become so successful it has expanded to a state-of-the-art kitchen with cutting edge equipment. Students will be able to serve special events in the courtyard by the kitchen and seat up to 55 diners.

"This takes our students to another level of education," says their teacher, Arlyn Hackett, a professional chef. "They can walk out of here and start a career if they choose. It's up to them."