Instructor: Chef Melanie Wheeler


Instructor: Chef Jarrett Young


Culinary Arts & Restaurant Practices

Related Occupations

  • Executive Chef

  • Line Cook

  • Restaurant Manager/Owner

  • Banquet Chef

  • Caterer

  • Dietician

  • Television Chef

  • Food Wholesaler

  • Food Stylist

  • Culinary Arts Educator

  • Server/Hospitality

Potential Certifications

  • Culinary Arts Level 2 Cook

  • Pennsylvania Food Employee Certification

  • Heartsaver CPR

  • Heartsaver First Aid

  • S/P2 - Culinary

  • OSHA Certification

  • ServSafe Allergen Certification

  • ServSafe Food Handler Certification

Post-Secondary Education

All CMTHS programs integrate college preparatory coursework with an emphasis on technical skills.  Recent graduates from the Culinary Arts program are attending  The Restaurant School, Johnson & Wales University, PA Culinary Institute, Baltimore International College and Montgomery County Community College.

Course Description

The Culinary Arts and Restaurant Practices Program offers a cutting edge curriculum for all students interested in culinary arts, baking, service management and related fields to study in our state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant.


Students have the opportunity to demonstrate skills at our in-house restaurant and catering program while providing services to residents of the local community. 


This program directly articulates with several two and four-year colleges and many graduates are employed locally, statewide, nationally and internationally

Course Content

Students get hands-on experience in:  safety practices, sanitation practices, various baking techniques, planning, storage and receiving, and merchandising.

Students participate in a special classroom management system validated by the American Culinary Federation. This system incorporates culinary arts, baking, service management, and workplace skills achieved through high academic standards and challenging, yet realistic, practical experiences.

Dual Enrollment

The Baking and Pastry Arts Program is now a Dual Enrollment Class with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). MCCC has approved our instructor as an adjunct professor. As a result, students will receive transcripted college credit(s) that can be used to continue their post-secondary education at MCCC or any number of institutions. Students must earn a grade of "B"or higher to receive the credit(s).


Learning Environment

In a new, state-of-the-art facility, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students.  Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers.  Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future.  The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.


Student Organizations
Students have the option to participate in two nationally recognized career and technical student organizations – SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).  Students can compete at the district, state and national levels.


Central Montco Technical High School  has allocated in excess of $750,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors.


National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. 


Articulation Agreements
Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.  Contact our guidance department for more information.

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821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


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Central Montco Technical High School does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices based on sex, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, political opinions or affiliations, or lawful activity in any employee organization. Central Montco Technical High School provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information about your civil right and grievance procedures, contact Larry Byron, Equal Rights Coordinator, (610) 277-2301.


La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central no discrimina en sus programas de educación, actividades o prácticas de empleo basadas en sexo, origen en color, nacional, raza, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, religión, ascendencia, opiniones políticas o afiliaciones, o actividad legal en ninguna organización de empleado. La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central ofrece un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para obtener información acerca de su derecho civil y de los procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese Larry Byron, Coordinadora de Igualdad de Derechos, (610) 277 -2301.