one semester coursesFood & Nutrition
This course is the prerequisite for all Foods classes.
Basic culinary skills are covered as well as a thorough discussion of nutrition. The culmination of this course is the Black Tie Restaurant in January. This course is open to all grade levels.
Regional & International Foods
This is an advanced foods course. Each week students prepare a meal representing the cuisine of the regions of the United States or various countries of the world. The perfect combination of cultural enrichment and advanced culinary skills!
Food Entrepreneurship/Gourmet Foods
This advanced foods course offers students the opportunity to explore their talents as food entrepreneurs. Students operate food businesses they create, coordinate and conduct. The resulting income is used to visit a local owner operated restaurant where they enjoy lunch, tour the restaurant and interview the successful entrepreneur. Advanced culinary skills are also studied such as cake making, sauces and meat cookery.Housing and EnvironmentStudents that are interested in pursuing a career in design, architecture or construction will find this elective will provide them with great information and hands on experiences. Course content includes housing trends, elements and principles of design, as well as furniture and housing styles and history.The housing industry is an important component of the economy New York State, as well as an area that provides many opportunities for entrepreneurship. This course will help students explore career opportunities in this field and help them develop skills needed for employment.