Culinary Arts Endorsement

Advisement Sheet

Advisement Sheet

Industry Experience Record

Industry Experience Record


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:

  1. Industry Experience in Culinary Arts (120 hours)

  2. Foundations of Culinary Arts Education (40 hours)

  3. 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

Application Criteria

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.