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Restaurant & Event Planning

The table below shows  a progression of courses through the Restaurant & Event pathway. Students who work through this progression are considered concentrators in the pathway. .



Grade Level



Culinary Essentials

9, 10, 11, 12

Culinary Arts I

11, 12

Baking & Pastry

9, 10, 11, 12

Career & Community Connections

11, 12

 Nutritional &  Wellness

10, 11, 12




What competition opportunities are available?

Students have the opportunity to participate in Family, Career and Community Leaders Organization (FCCLA). FCCLA holds competitions in Food Innovations, Nutrition and Wellness, Leadership and many others. FCCLA students do several community service projects and help support the Ronald McDonald house.

Are there other benefits to me in the Restaurant & Event pathway?

YES! Students are able to earn ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification  accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This will equip them for employment in the food industry. The Career & Community Connections course allows students to intern with a culinary arts professional in the industry.

What careers are available and how much money can I make?

Below are a few career choices in Restaurant & Event Management.

Career Specialty

U.S. Salary Median

Education Requirements

Waiter or Waitress


High school diploma



High school diploma



Associates degree

Food Service Manager


Associates degree


Contact Information

Kim Powell

Restaurant & Event Planning Instructor

(316) 284-6280, ext. 2132


Students in Culinary Essentials learn to make a variety of different foods.