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

SJTHS Academy of Culinary Arts

Rotary Club of St. Augustine Ensures Community Project Continues for Culinary Academy

When the Culinary Academy learned that a new funding source was needed to continue their years of community service preparing meals for the homeless population in St. Augustine, the team started reaching out to local organizations for financial support.  Included in the search was a conversation with Advisory Board member, Lorna MacDonald (Raintree restaurant), regarding …

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Executive Chef Mesmerizes Academy Students with Molecular Gastronomy

Molecular Gastronomy?  Sounds scientific! But, what does science and culinary arts have in common? Well, according to WebstaurantStore blog,  molecular gastronomy is a “branch of food science that focuses on the physical and chemical processes that arise then cooking. These processes and interactions are explored and manipulated to yield flavorful functional, and artistic results. Molecular …

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The Press Restaurant is Quite ImPRESSive!

On Tuesday, October 13th, The Press Restaurant partnered with St. Johns Technical High School to host Spirit Night in support of the Academy of Culinary Arts and the school’s Sunshine Club. The evening was a great success and the funds donated to the school will be used to purchase a new Kitchen Aide mixer, pasta …

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CTE Sweeps Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year at SJTHS

CTE Sweeps Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year at SJTHS

Congratulations to two Career & Technical Education (CTE) teachers at St. Johns Technical High for being selected as our school’s Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year 2020-2021! Roslyn McCaleb (ICT & Math) was awarded Teacher of the Year and Chef Angela Coleman (Culinary Arts) won Rookie Teacher of the Year. St. …

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Local B & B's Embrace Summer Internship

Local B & B’s Embrace Summer Internship

Steven Tolzmann, a senior at St. Johns Technical High School, recently accepted a paid position with the St. Francis Bed & Breakfast after completing a six week summer internship. With the support of the owners and the staff at the St. Francis B&B and Casa de Suenos B&B, Tolzmann learned “how important it is to …

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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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