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Culinary Arts Classes Take Behind-the-Scenes Tour
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

On Monday, Olive Garden provided a back of house tour for Culinary Arts 2 students in preparation for their upcoming ServSafe managers exam. The first group of 13 students broke off into groups and each manager walked them through the establishment and showed them a variety of ServSafe standards currently used in their kitchen. The second group of 18 students will get the same experience on December 17th.  

This field trip gave students a glimpse into the career of a hospitality manager. Students walked in the manager’s footsteps; accepting produce from their vendor, checking temperatures of a variety of food items to ensure safety of food and checking chemical levels in sanitizing solutions are just a few of the different opportunities.

Culinary Arts 2 is a a capstone course in the Food, Service & Hospitality Pathway.  Students work towards earning a ServSafe Managers certificate, which upon passing the exam is valid for 5 years.  Local businesses have hired many PVHS students because they hold a ServSafe certiificate.

"Going to the Olive Garden gave me a behind the scenes experience of food preparation. It opened my eyes to how much work and time goes into a business. Students like me getting to be in the kitchen with professionals was an amazing way to spend the day. I enjoyed this experience and it personally gave me insight on how I want to spend my future of wanting to be a chef!”- Noah Guzman 12th grade 

"I felt like our culinary trip to the Olive Garden was an overall amazing opportunity! We are currently working on our ServSafe training, so I feel letting us be able to actually see how a kitchen properly runs and how they follow ServSafe guidelines was a great learning experience for each and every one of us. I also thank all the managers for allowing us and showing us around their company, we loved it!” Kailey Anaya 11th grade.




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