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

SJTHS Academy of Culinary Arts

Behind the Scenes at the Raintree Restaurant

  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 …

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

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 …

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Academy of Culinary Arts Students Discover Culinary Careers in the Military

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 …

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

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 …

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Nease’s Souper Bowl Fundraiser Provides Opportunities to Multiple Academies

On February 1st, 2018, hundreds of people purchased tickets and made their way to Nease’s cafeteria, which was transformed into an event space like no other.  Organized by IB Boosters, and with the help of Publix, Sysco, more than 20 restaurants and local companies, the SOUPer Bowl event raised over $29,000.  All proceeds go directly …

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Grease is the Word! St. Johns Technical High School’s Used Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign

  St. Johns Technical High School’s Academy of Coastal and Water Resources and the Academy of Culinary Arts students participated in their first Used Cooking Oil Collection Day. The collection drive was a success with nearly 50 gallons collected. That is 50 gallons of used oil that will not end up in our landfills or …

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SJTHS Culinary Students Prepare Dinner for the Homeless

       Students in the Academy of Culinary Arts at St. Johns Technical High School prepared a jambalaya dinner for 100 homeless individuals as a part of the Dining with Dignity program organized by the St. Johns County Homeless Coalition on August 30, 2016.  The students not only prepared the food, but helped deliver it, …

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St. Johns Technical High School Students Receive Scholarships

Parker Dement and Joey Felicebus, from the Academy of Culinary Arts at St. Johns Technical High School, were awarded tuition scholarships to purse post-secondary training in Culinary Arts at First Coast Technical College.  The scholarships will give them the opportunity to further develop their craft.  Both of these well deserved students are currently working in the Culinary …

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