Culinary Arts

Famous chefs like Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri and Anne Burrell probably all began at a school like LCTI. Whether you want to be a chef, work in a kitchen, own a restaurant or run a catering business, the culinary arts profession has many opportunities for you. The Culinary Arts program at LCTI provides students with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career or a college education in the field of Culinary Arts. Students work in a commercial kitchen, run a restaurant and cater banquets, which exposes the students to real-world experiences in the field of culinary arts. Students also learn about food ordering, food cost calculations, and health regulations.

Students in Culinary Arts learn:

  • Sanitation and food safety
  • Knife skills and cutting techniques.
  • Fundamentals of baking and bread baking
  • Fundamentals of sauce and stocks
  • Classic cooking methods
  • Intro to molecular gastronomy
  • Intro to nutrition & healthy cooking lifestyles
  • Restaurant management and front of the house training
  • Domestic & international cuisine
  • Institutional food preparation
  • Cake decorating and pastry arts
  • Intro to butchery, the art of sausage making and smoking meats
  • Intro to food sustainability and responsible cooking
  • Foundations of gastronomy
  • Fundamentals of working on a hot line
  • Quantity foods and the art of banquet style preparation
  • Introduction to seafood preparation


Serv Safe Certifications
ACF American Culinary Federation – Junior Culinarian
Pennsylvania Food Employee Certification

College Opportunities

Northampton Community College
Johnson & Wales
Culinary Institute of America
The Restaurant School
American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship


Teacher: Brock Cahoon


Teacher: Robert Hudoka



LCTI's FCCLA competitors

LCTI students win 16 medals at FCCLA competition

By LCTI on 4 April 2017

The haul includes a gold medal for Pastry Arts & Cake Decorating.

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SkillsUSA Council Culinary Challenge 2017
LCTI culinary arts program

Clubs and Organizations



  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Caterer
  • Pastry Chef
  • Dietician
  • Food Stylist
  • Food Writer
  • Private Chef

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Schnecksville, PA

Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.