Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Culinary Arts Food and Sanitation (Food Handler’s Card)

This course is offered for all students who want to gain their San Diego Food Handlers Card. This license is the only one accepted for students in our SUHSD adult education culinary courses. Students enrolled in SUHSD culinary courses must prove possession of this license no later than the second week of the semester. Failure to show proof will result in the student being dropped from the culinary training.

This training is also offered for parents and staff of schools who need the SD County licenses to participate in fundraisers around the county where they will serve and /or sell food to help raise money for student organizations.

Cost of training is $6.00 per student; call for dates and times (619) 428-7200.

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

Culinary Arts Professional Chef (cc)

A chef is more than a profession—it’s an art! With more and more people eating out, employment opportunities in the food service industry are increasing. This course prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Obtain skills in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, managing food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

A unique component of our program is “Ellen’s Café”, where you will apply theory and skills in a real dining environment that is open to the public. In addition, this course is articulated with Southwestern College, allowing you to earn college credits  and get a jump start on a college degree.

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

Culinary Arts:  Breads, Pastries, Desserts and cakes. (cc)

Introduction to baking, decorating and serving of attractive pastries, cookies, breads, rolls, pie crusts, and other desserts. This course also covers an introduction to chocolate tech­niques. Course emphasis is on the application of professional level cake design, wedding cakes, tiered cakes and decorations. Highlights all aspects of effective bakery management.

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

Montgomery Adult School
(619) 600-3800

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

Culinary Arts: Pastry /Cake Designs, Chocolate & High End Decoration Techniques (cc)

This course focuses on high-end decoration and chocolate techniques. You will continue to build on your designing techniques increasing in skill and speed to produce professional level cake designs, wedding cakes, and chocolate decorations.

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

Montgomery Adult School
(619) 600-3800

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200