Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Academy of Culinary Arts

The Academy of Culinary Arts engages students in a curriculum that integrates academic and technical training to students for a variety of careers in the food service industry. Students learn about the history of Culinary Arts and study international cuisine. Textbook theory and hands-on skill development focus on workplace safety, safe food handling, basic food science, basic nutrition, recipe conversion, food preparation, baking and pastry art, proper use of commercial tools and equipment, menu planning, front of the house and back of the house duties, and food service management.  Students are engaged in project-based service learning, job shadowing, and internships in partnership with local restaurants and hospitality entities. Industry credentials and certifications earned in the Academy are SafeStaff Food Handler and ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager.


The Academy of Culinary Arts provides students with high quality, industry relevant curriculum and instruction to assure success in post secondary education and/or academy related career opportunities. Through collaboration with our business partners, students are engaged in applied learning and      develop confidence, long lasting relationships, and a sense of community.


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  • Andrea Williamson Armstrong, Career Specialist
    (904) 547-8130


St. Johns Technical High School

2970 Collins Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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