155 Ayers Street, Barre VT 05641

Phone: (802).476.6237

Fax: (802).476.4045

What We Do

Culinary Arts is designed to provide the knowledge and the skills needed for employment in the Culinary Industry or to enroll in post-secondary education. Much of the student training is provided through The Lunch Box Restaurant (located on our campus). Designed with a focus on nutrition, teamwork, and farm-to-table practices, this course has everything and more for students passionate about food preparation and gives a complete introduction to the world of professional cooking.



Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.

 - Dual Enrollment with New England Culinary Institute (A 10 week online course of instruction plus an intensive weekend-long residency at NECI’s Montpelier campus).

 - ServSafe® Food Handler Certification


Embedded Academic Credit Areas

For a student who successfully completes this program, the Vermont Agency of Education provides for the following credits. Additional academic credit may be available based on sending school policies.

 - 1 Science Credit

 - 5 Elective Credits



Culinary Arts Students use these industry-recognized texts, although others might be used throughout the year.

 -National Restaurant Association Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Level 1- Pearson

 -National Restaurant Association Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Level 2- Pearson

 - ServeSafe ® Food Handler Guide, 6th Edition- National Restaurant Association


Recommended Reading Level

Textbooks and the majority of class texts in this course are written at the following grade level. The first number correlates to the grade level and the decimal refers to the monthly progress throughout the year. For example, an 11.3 would translate to an “11th grade reading level, approximately 3 months into the school year.”

 - 11.2 (Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts)


Recommended Math Skills

Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.

 - Conversions

 - Fractions, decimals, and percentages

 - Measurements

 - Estimating

 - Volume

 - Geometry (spatial abilities)

 - Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)


CVCC Safety Exams

Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass these safety exams before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.

 - ServSafe® Food Handler Certification (nationally recognized certificate)

- Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) 10 hour certification


Instructor Information

Instructor: Kristine McSheffrey


Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 1175

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national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in

admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

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