arc Culinary Academy

Program Type: 
Kitchen Classrooms
Grade Level/Age Group: 
High School
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About the Program: 

Arc is an after school program focused on bridging the opportunity gap for students through experiental learning amd enrichment. Our culinary program was created in 2015 at Ulysses S. Grant High School in Los Angeles. The focus is to offer students the chance to develop their interest in the food world whether for professional or recreational purposes. Students learn traditional techniques and cooking methods along with the standard professional safety and health practices required of any working kitchen. While working together from mise en place through execution and clean-up the students build a sense of pride in the dishes they create and expand their capabilities as young individuals. Lessons range from principles of baking and cake decorating to American cooking by region and international cuisines.