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Culinary & Hospitality Management

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Culinary & Hospitality Management

The Culinary & Hospitality Management pathway is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that is supported by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. ProStart® trains students on industry-specific skills that can be used in all aspects of the restaurant and hospitality industry along with the employability skills like leadership, accountability, teamwork, and responsibility.

The program prepares students for careers such as Executive chef and Sous Chef, Food Service Manager, Kitchen Manager, and Line Cook.

Sequence of Courses:

Fundamentals of Culinary Arts
Hospitality (FCH) / Advanced
Food Production; Hospitality
Management (AFH)
Culinary; Hospitality
Professional (CHP) / Nutrition;
Allergens (NA)
Baking; Pastry (BP) /
Introduction to Hospitality (IH)

Early College Credit/Credentials:

National Restaurant Association
Certificate of Achievement
ServSafe Manager Certification
CPR / First Aid / AED
Up to 9 college credits
at Delaware Technical
Community College

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Food Service Manager

Associates Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Chef & Head Cook


Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Waiter & Waitress

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Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee


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Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”