Culinary Arts Endorsement
With today’s changing workforce, it is of great importance that students experience high-level technical programs in high school. Northwest Georgia RESA offers the Culinary Arts Endorsement Program to ensure that teachers have the skills to instruct students in high-quality Culinary Arts programs. This program enables Family and Consumer Science teachers to enhance their skills on culinary arts through the completion of three courses. The Culinary Arts Endorsement program is designed based on Georgia Professional Standards Commission Rule 505-3-.88.
The Culinary Arts Endorsement program consists of three courses:
Industry Experience in Culinary Arts (120 hours)
Foundations of Culinary Arts Education (40 hours)
Instructional Design and Delivery of Culinary Arts Education (40 hours)
The candidate participating in the Culinary Arts Endorsement Program will have the opportunity to:
Recall the terminology, characteristics, and purposes related to Culinary Arts Education
Conceptualize Culinary Arts as a broad educational field
Apply their knowledge of nutrition principles to their Culinary Arts curriculum and to their teaching practice
Demonstrate mastery of essential culinary skills, methods, and techniques
Implement lab-based instructional strategies and practices that will ensure the proper use of culinary lab equipment
Implement instructional strategies and evaluation methods that will ensure their students’ safety
Design, develop, and deliver instruction at each level of planning (Curriculum, Unit, Daily)
Follow the safety procedures and guidelines associated with practical applications of Culinary Arts
Plan and perform a demonstration of a manipulative skill
Recruit, evaluate and train students in order to support a school-to-career transition or secondary to post-secondary education transition
Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply for entry into a Gifted Endorsement cohort:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university with a minimum of 2.5 GPA
A valid Level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences
Two or more years of successful teaching experience (Verification is included in Endorsement Candidate Application Form)
Earn and document 120 hours of industry experience consisting of 40 hours completed in front of the house service (defined as dining room area, table service, point of service system/electronic ordering system, wait staff management and table etiquette) and 80 hours in back of the house service (defined as hot line, grill, sauté, cold, fry, dessert stations, kitchen food preparation, and plating for service)
Earn the ServSafe Managers Certificate issued by the National Restaurant Association by having passed the ServSafe Certification test with a score of 75% or above.
For registration information, please view the Endorsement Application Process.