Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts includes a survey of the foundational skills necessary in the foodservice industry. Content such as food safety and sanitation, equipment, safety and security, culinary foundations and math, and an introduction to the hospitality industry are included in the course. This course emphasizes real-world, hands-on practice of food preparation. Food preparation techniques included in this course include breakfast foods, dairy, and sandwiches; fruits, vegetables, salads, and garnishes; and potatoes and grains. Mastery of the competencies listed in the food safety and sanitation unit will prepare the student to take the NRA’s ServSafe exam to become ServSafe Food Manager certified.

Ms. Fairey is the Culinary Arts instructor and this is her 1st year teaching. Vonda Fairey is from Hattiesburg Mississippi. Graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Geography and a minor in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management. After college worked in family insurance business for 15 years. After selling business worked in the food service industry and continued to do so until Covid. Enrolled in William Carey University and will have Masters of Education in August 2022. Culinary has always been a passion of mine and I'm blessed to be able to have this opportunity at Pearl River Central High School.

The prerequisites to be considered for this program are shown below:

C or higher in English (previous year)

C or higher in high school-level math (previous year)

Instructor approval and TABE reading score (8th or higher)