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Madison Metropolitan School District

Restaurant & Food/Beverage Services

Hospitality Pathway

This pathway map represents a suggested sequence of courses leading to capstone, work-based learning, and post-secondary experiences which will assist students in being as successful as possible after leaving high school.  Although each student will personalize their experiences, the earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities students will have to fully explore the educational and community options available. These sequences should be coupled with appropriate core courses, as well as life-skills and courses in a student’s area of interest.

Course Descriptions:

Culinary Basics - FCS1010, .5-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $30

This course is for students who want to learn food preparation techniques.  Units of study include:  nutrition, safety and sanitation, proper use of equipment, etiquette, and menu planning.  Teamwork is emphasized so you will enjoy working in kitchen labs and will develop a love of fresh healthy food.  May be repeated for credit.

International Cuisine** - FCS1020, .5-credit, Grades 10-12 , Course Fee:  $30
Successful students will have completed Culinary Basics with a “C” or better.

Expand your knowledge of global cuisine by researching and cooking foods from different regions of the world. Explore unique serving and eating styles. Make foods authentic to the Grande Cuisines of Italy, China, Mexico, France, and more. Use your creativity to develop exotic international dishes.  

ProStart Chef 1** - FCS1030, .5-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $30
Successful students will have completed International Cuisine with a “C” or better.

Explore the food and hospitality industries as you study like a chef.  Learn proper and safe, advanced, gourmet cooking techniques.  Units include:  preparing healthy food in sanitary kitchen-labs; professionalism in food service; perfecting knife skills; plating; soup making; cooking with fruits, vegetables, potatoes and grains; practicing good restaurant-style food service while participating in catering projects.  ProStart is an initiative of the National Restaurant Association that offers a variety of scholarships and entry into culinary competitions.

ProStart Chef 2** - FCS1040, .5-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $30
Successful students will have completed ProStart Chef 1 with a “C” or better.

Sharpen your culinary skills preparing restaurant quality cuisine! Fine tune your sense of flavor! Students will use a variety of cooking techniques.  Units include breakfast foods, meat, poultry, fish, baking and pastry including cake decorating. Interest in attending a 2‐year or 4‐year college in the culinary field is a bonus but not required. Students will have several restaurant and catering opportunities. ProStart is an initiative of the National Restaurant Association that offers a variety of scholarships and entry into culinary competitions.  

**Industry certification can be earned.

*College Credit