The Academy of Culinary Arts at Land O' Lakes High School aims to provide students with thorough, relevant and precise educational and career experiences as a gateway into the culinary arts field that equips students with the skills necessary to be competitive in a global society. The Academy of Culinary Arts will utilize the Pro-Start curriculum, which was written and is supported by the Education Foundation of the National Restaurant and Lodging Association. Students develop skills in career and job opportunities, basic food preparation, personal productivity, safety and sanitary work procedures, commercial tools and equipment, nutrition and work ethics. Students are also offered the opportunity to qualify for Bright Futures/Gold Seal scholarships.

This CTE program is a planned sequence of courses consisting of:

  • Culinary Arts 1
  • Culinary Arts 2
  • Culinary Arts 3
  • Culinary Arts 4

Industry Recognized Certifications

ServSafe Certified Professional Food Service Manager
Florida Statute 509.039 requires certification of all food service managers who are responsible for the storage, preparation, display, or serving foods to the public. ServSafe training covers critical principles including personal hygiene, cross contamination, time and temperature, receiving and storage, food safety management systems, training hourly employees, sanitation, the flow of food through the operation, and sanitary facilities and pest management.
National ProStart Certificate of Achievement
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) certification programs offer a professional credential achieved through completion of an in-depth course of study in the areas identified as crucial to performing a job. This may also include on-the job experience related to the course of study.

Career Academies... The Right Choice

Career Academies prepare students to meet the demands of a changing workforce while providing the opportunity for successful high school graduation, gainful employment, post secondary education, and industry recognized certification. Land O' Lakes High School Phone: (813) 794-9400 Website: http://lolhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/