Van Buren Technology Center

Providing Educational Services for a Better Tomorrow


Study Different Aspects of Restaurant
and Catering Businesses...
Do you like to:
  • Work individually or as part of a team?
  • Cook?
  • Work with tools and equipment?
  • Be creative?
  • Serve people?
  • Clean?
Patti Kenworthy, Instructor

The Culinary Arts and Catering Management program, which is recognized by the Culinary Institute of America and is a member of the Michigan Restaurant Association, includes segments from a variety of related industries. Students develop skills through field trips, banquets, on-and-off-site food service events, textbook/workbook activities, hands-on cooking, and culinary/cooking/restaurant development competitions. Qualifying students can earn college credit and industry certifications. ServSafe, an internationally recognized sanitation certification, is a hospitality services industry requirement. Students who successful complete ProStart Levels I and II are issued a certificate from the National Restaurant Association. 



I like this class...

This class is the hardest, most fun, and most rewarding.  The teachers are great, the lessons memorable, and the banquets enjoyable. 

      Anthony, Mattawan High School


I like this class...

Hospitality Services prepares us for college.  It's a great class to be in!  I learned by working on the salad bar, in the bakery, and making gravys.

      Shannon, Bangor High School


With further training, related careers include: 

  • Cook
  • Chef
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Caterer
  • Pastry Chef
  • Server
  • Restaurant Owner
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     Diana Stump, Production Supervisor  Norma Reyna, Program Assistant Liz Knaak, Program Assistant

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