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culinary arts
Culinary Arts  introduces students to measuring, mixing, and cooking ingredients according to recipes using a variety of kitchen equipment. Students may also be responsible for estimating the amount of food required and ordering food supplies.  This program provides students with knowledge and experience in planning, preparing and serving restaurant-quality foods. Culinary Arts students operate the Cup and Saucer Restaurant, a full-service casual dining restaurant located inside Vantage Career Center. The Culinary Arts program is a ProStart career building program that gives students a taste for success! Students will learn to 
  • Plan, prepare, and serve restaurant-quality meals for casual dining and catered events
  • Create menus and plate presentation and design banquet set-up while working in a commercial kitchen environment


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Potential Careers
  • Hospitality
  • Banquet Services
  • Grill Cook/Line Cook
  • Pastry Chef
  • Caterer
Industry Certifications
Eligible for ProStart and Serve-Safe Certifications
Career Technical Student Organization
College Credit Options
Vantage Career Center has partnered with Northwest State Community College to offer courses both online and in our building. These are part of College Credit Plus. Students can also opt to attend local campuses to meet academic requirements. Contact Student Services for more information.  
Career Pathways
A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for related occupations.  The Vantage Culinary Arts program can be part of the Career Pathways listed below. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan.  
These career pathways were developed around Ohio’s in-demand occupations, according to the July 2015 In-Demand Occupations. Secondary and post-secondary courses reflect career-tech programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Board of Regents. For additional career planning resources, visit
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Contact Us
Please contact any of the individuals listed below to get more information about the program. 
Robin Burns
Robin Burns
Culinary Arts
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2311
Paula VanTilburg
Paula VanTilburg
Career Tech Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2146
Tonya Temple
Tonya Temple
Student Services Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160
vantage career center
Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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