Academy of Culinary Arts

The Academy of Culinary Arts curriculum allows students to train for a variety of careers in the high demand field of food service and preparation. Academic and technical studies build proficiency in food production and cooking, cost control, nutrition sanitation and workplace safety. Industry professionals from local institutions provide guidance on curriculum, student work experiences, and relevant industry certifications (ServSafe and ProStart) to give students a competitive advantage. Practical work experiences stress sanitation and safety, and include quantity cooking, baking, menu development and food preparation.


The Academy of Culinary Arts is dedicated to providing students with high quality, industry relevant curriculum to assure success in post-secondary education and culinary arts career opportunities. Through collaboration with our business partners, the students are engaged in applied learning and develop confidence, long lasting relationships and a sense of community.

Program of Study

Academy News

February 21, 2019

The Academy of Culinary Arts at St. Johns Technical High School took 1st place amongst local area restaurants in the 2019 Souper Bowl soup competition. The students’ Creamy Tortilla Soup won the People’s Choice award over chefs from 26 local restaurants! The Academy of Culinary Arts students have participated in the Souper Bowl for the …

Super Finish at the Souper Bowl! Read More »

December 12, 2018

  Where can you tour the kitchens of an independent restaurant, observe chefs in action, make your own crepes and have a gourmet lunch?…the Raintree Restaurant, of course! Students from the Academy of Culinary Arts were recently treated to a fun-filled and educational day at the Raintree.  The students learned the inter-workings of a successful independently owned restaurant along …

Behind the Scenes at the Raintree Restaurant Read More »

September 19, 2018

The Academy of Culinary Arts students were given a terrific behind-the-scenes tour of the Ponte Vedra Lodge and Club.  The tour showcased the different careers and operations of the Club.  The students also were given applied learning opportunities and honed in on their table setting and buffet setup skills.  The day was topped off with a delicious …

Academy of Culinary Arts Students Build Skills at the Lodge and Club Read More »

May 25, 2018

Students from the Academy of Culinary Arts at St. Johns Tech were treated to an enthusiastic presentation about culinary careers in the military by Master Chief Spears of Nease High School.    Master Chief Spears shared his culinary journey that took him from high school to a 25 year career as a Culinary Specialist in the …

Academy of Culinary Arts Students Discover Culinary Careers in the Military Read More »

March 19, 2018

On March 13th, students from both Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and our sister Academy, the Academy of Culinary Arts at St. Johns Technical High School, arrived at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort for an awesome field trip experience.  The Academy of  Hospitality & Tourism students enjoyed a tour of the grounds and the “heart …

Hospitality & Culinary Academy Students Learn How to Market Themselves at Sawgrass Marriott Resort Read More »

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  • Andrea Williamson-Armstrong, Career Specialist
    (904) 547-8500


St. Johns Technical High School

2970 Collins Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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