Culinary Arts


The demand for well-trained bakers, chefs, and wait staff continues to grow. Students in this program are responsible for the operation of a restaurant within the school (Gerry’s Place) which offers a varied menu on a daily basis. Students participate in menu planning, purchasing, preparation of food, and table service within this facility. The bakery at Tri-County offers a wide variety of rolls, breads, cakes, and confections prepared by students that are sold to the public during the school year. Through the replication of commercial facilities, students experience the working conditions and rewards of this creative field.

Related subjects include ServSafe sanitation certification, international cooking cuisines, hotel and restaurant management and the basic cooking techniques of the trade. Culinary Arts is accredited through The American Culinary Federation’s program Access ACF. This allows the students to graduate as certified cooks (upon passing a national exam).

Gerry's Place Restaurant

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Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

Menu Planning, Ordering, Receiving and Storage
Perform Dining Room Service Activities
Perform Host or Hostess Activities
Orientation to Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Sales & Marketing
Introduction to Banquet and Catering Services
Cooking Methods and Food Preparation
Preparing Soups, Sauces, Salads
Orientation to Grade Manger, Hors d'oeuvres, and Appetizers
Prepare Baked Goods
Prepare Frostings and Cake Decorating
Orientation to baking
Prepared baked goods
Prepared frosting and finished baked goods
Prepared desserts
Knife skills
Catering skills

Prep Cook
Line Cook
Sous Chef
Cake Decorator
Wait Staff
Maitre D' Hotel
Restaurant Owner
Meat Cutter
Food Service Manager
Pastry Chef

Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts
Foods & Beverage Management
Hotel & Restaurant Management
Culinary Nutrition
Nutrition Sciences
Hotel and Tourist Management
Food Science

Certifications: Certified Culinary Graduate, Pro-Start Certification, Serve Safe Certification, MA Food Handlers Certification, General Industry OSHA 10-hour card

Articulation Agreements: Massachusetts Community Colleges, Bristol Community College, Johnson & Wales University, Newbury College