• At Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, Culinary Arts means “the art of cooking.” Culinary Arts is much more than simply cooking to those involved in the industry. Those working on an education in Culinary Arts can become chefs at small establishments or large, fine-dining restaurants. If you are comfortable in the kitchen and enjoy the art of cooking, a career in Culinary Arts could be right for you!

Areas of study:


  • Sanitation, refrigeration, and cooking techniques

  • Food preparation, presentation, and serving food in restaurants and other establishments

  • Catering, retail and marketing, dining room operation, catering, hospitality management

  • Real world culinary experiences

  • Aligned with National Restaurant Association and Florida Restaurant Association “ProStart” curriculum



Industry Certifications include:

  • Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe)

  • ProStart Certificate of Achievement

  • SafeStaff