Culinary Arts - Instructor:  Emily Woods


  • Introduction to Culinary/Hospitality
  • Culinary I (Fall - 1 Semester)
  • Culinary II (Spring - 1 Semester)
  • Senior Pathway Project (Advanced Culinary Students only)
  • Baking & Pastry

Program Description:

In the culinary classroom, you will learn cooking techniques, skills, and terms used by chefs! Culinary students wear their chef uniform while in the kitchens and will cook in a restaurant style kitchen. Students learn to serve in a restaurant style dining room. The best part? Culinary students get to eat what they cook!

Credentialing & Career Information


ServSafe Manager’s Certification – All Culinary I students will participate in this restaurant required certification. All restaurant shifts require at least one manager to be ServSafe Certified.

Career Options:

Career choices include but are not limited to:

  • Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Food Researcher
  • Food Service Manager
  • Hotel Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Dietician
  • Nutritionist
  • Cruise Director
  • Banquet Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Country Club Director
  • Catering Director
  • Business Owner
  • Culinary Instructor, High School & College Level

Student Organizations, Community Service Projects, Projects & Activities, Field Trips & Awards

FCCLA:  Family, Career & Community Leaders of America

Events & Opportunities:

  • Leadership development; fun activities; resume builder; community service
  • Membership Dues: $15.00 Per Year
  • Leadership opportunities include local club officer; state officer; and even national officer.
  • Competition events at every level: local, state, & national

Annual Community Service Projects:

  • FCCLA:  Purchase clothing items for HOPE students – those Florence Students in Florence City Schools who are homeless.
  • Culinary:  Hope for Honduras Benefit Dinner – to help local citizens raise funds for “Rebecca’s Table.” A soup kitchen in Roatan, Honduras sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Florence.
  • Culinary:  Children’s Culinary Camp – raise funds for FHS students to attend FCCLA National Leadership Conference & STAR Events

Projects & Activities

  • Southern Heritage Ham & Turkey Sales
  • FHS Homecoming parade
  • HOPE Project
  • Handy Head Start Literacy Project
  • FCCLA Week for Faculty & Staff
  • STAR Events
  • CTSO Scavenger Hunt
  • Various Holiday Parties with other CTSO’s

Field Trips:

  • Joint Leadership Development Conference - Montgomery
  • State Meeting & STAR Events – Montgomery
  • National Leadership Conference & STAR Events – Orlando, FL (2012), Nashville, TN (2013), San Antonio, TX (2014)


  • Lauderdale County Beef Cook Off
  • Alabama State Beef Cook Off
  • Culinary State STAR Events
  • State Food Innovation STAR Events
  • National Leadership Conference & STAR Events!
  • Many more to choose from!